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Garlic, Mint and Sweet Basil

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From the father of the Mediterranean Noir genre.

A short sublime book on the three things dearest to Jean-Claude Izzo's heart: his native Marseilles, the sea in all its splendor, and Mediterranean noir - the literary genre his books helped to found. This collection of writings shows Izzo, author of the acclaimed Marseilles trilogy, at his most contemplative and insightful. His native city, with its food, its flavors, its passioante inhabitants, and its long, long history of commerce and conviviality, constitute the lifeblood that runs through all of Izzo's work.

Reminiscent of Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi and the lyrical essays of Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Albert Camus, as uplifting and touching as Daniel Klein's Travels with Epicurus, this slender volume will appeal equally to gourmets who delight in the strong flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, to those travelling on the Riviera (or arm-chair travelers who wish they could), and, naturally, to aficionados of noir fiction.

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July 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil
Author(s): Jean-Claude Izzo
ISBN: 1-60945-603-3 / 978-1-60945-603-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Compass
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May 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil: Essays on Marseilles, Mediterranean Cuisine, and Noir Fiction
Author(s): Jean-Claude Izzo
ISBN: 1-60945-115-5 / 978-1-60945-115-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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