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Women Writing Food

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The characters of Lara Williams’ and Margaret Atwood’s novels learn, eventually, to treat their love of food as a gift.

“A Selfie as Big as the Ritz” and “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”

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By comparing a selfie to a hotel that stands tall and decadent in the cultural imagination, Lara Williams draws connections between the subtle themes of mapping, ownership, and value present in both her story and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s of a similar name—“The Diamond as Big as the Ritz.”