In this engaging look at the classic cocktail, Lowell Edmunds traces the history of the Martini back to its American origins in the nineteenth century. Exploring literary and dramatic works as well as newspapers, magazines, cartoons, bartenders' manuals, distillery brochures, and other documents of popular culture, Edmunds finds in the Martini's image the same ambiguities that characterize American life.
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"Whether or not you take your martini as seriously as Lowell Edmunds, this is an admirable account of the drink's place in the American dream." -- Justin Warshaw, Times Literary Supplement
"Edmunds seems to have unearthed every reference to the martini since its creation sometime in the 1870s, and by researching recipe books from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he has painstakingly reconstructed the actual history of a cocktail swaddled in myth. He tracked down the first shipment of French vermouth to the United States (from Noilly Prat, in 1851). He got the lowdown on Sherwood Anderson's unfortunate death-by-toothpick after drinking a martini. He compiled a list of every martini cartoon ever to appear in the New Yorker. The martini is the last word on cocktails. This book is the last word on the martini." -- William Grimes, New York Times
"Few drinks achieve such complex and ambiguous symbolism as the martini, and likely few writers could decode it as well as the polished Edmunds... Such is the unadorned pleasure of Edmunds's book, its rare scholarly intimacy, that there can be little doubt that he delighted in his fieldwork very much." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Equal parts academic study, critical appraisal, and love letter, this book sees the martini as the liquid equivalent of jazz -- a marvelous and misunderstood American art form... Edmunds fashions a convincing theory that places the feisty cocktail at the very heart of American civilization." -- Stephen Whitlock, Out Magazine.
"Edmunds treats us to a cultural history of the martini, from its origins in the Gilded Age to its 1990s symbolism... The drink may be dry, but this book is anything but." -- Lori D. Kranz, Bloomsbury ReviewL'autore:
Lowell Edmunds is a professor of classics at Rutgers University.
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