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Margaret Visser, 31 October 1996

The Land of Hunger 
by Piero Camporesi, translated by Tania Croft-Murray and Claire Foley.
Polity, 223 pp., £39.50, December 1995, 0 7456 0888 4
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Exotic Brew: The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment 
by Piero Camporesi, translated by Christopher Woodall.
Polity, 193 pp., £29.50, July 1994, 0 7456 0877 9
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The Magic Harvest: Food, Folklore and Society 
by Piero Camporesi, translated by Joan Krakover Hall.
Polity, 253 pp., £39.50, October 1993, 0 7456 0835 3
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... Reading this plethora of recent translations of Piero Camporesi’s work is rather like getting a book out of a library and being forced to read only the passages heavily underlined by a previous borrower, together with all the angry or thrilled exclamations peppering the margins. Camporesi is professor of Italian literature at the University of Bologna ...

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