The Wine Lover's Daughter

The Wine Lover's Daughter

In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine.

An appreciation of wine—along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature—was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman’s escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky… (more)

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Fadiman certainly would be smiling at his daughter's grace in capturing the essence of his personality as expertly as he might have appreciated the subtle bouquet of a fine Cabernet or Pinot Noir.

While the canon of literary memoirs contains numerous examples of writers grappling with family trauma or struggle, Fadiman breaks with the genre in offering a portrait of a parental relationship that — differing opinions on Bordeaux aside — is, well, happy.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 07, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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