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Article

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Disciplines

6. HUMANITIES, General literature studies, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES

Publication Details

This article was published in The Irish Times online.

Abstract

At the age of 56, well into her second marriage and a grandmother herself, novelist Isabel Allende decided to find out whether aphrodisiacs are all they are made out to be. She wrote Aphrodite: The Love of Food and Food of Love after extensive research into erotic literature across some centuries and continents, and this foundation of age-old wisdom also means that the book, while published in 1998, remains a timeless source of inspiration and enjoyment.

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