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Very Food / Ziranek, Silvia., 1987

Identifier: CC-60660-62108

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Scope and Contents

Bookworks: Very Food is an anthology of recipes, in part reading as an autobiographical stream of consciousness, interwoven with references to food and cooking, and introducing the reader to a witty, arch world of puns and metaphors. The recipes are entered as diaristic memory ¿bites¿ which trigger off anecdotal stories and give glimpses into Ziranek¿s life as an artist and a cook. At the back of the book a glossary contains instructions for the recipes, which can be cooked as well as read. The recipes are punctuated with images: knick-knacks, objects and fabrics from the 1950¿s, collected and photographed by Ziranek as constructed still lives. Ziranek¿s challenging take on the genre of writing about eating goes beyond parody into the universe of the ¿meta-recipe¿ -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1987



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (98 pages)) ; 24.8 x 19.8 x 1 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: London, England : Book Works. Nationality of creator: British. General: 700 copies of 750 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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