For the oenophile with a sense of humor: In THE GRAPES OF RALPH the wicked cartoonist and illustrator offers a tour of the...

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THE GRAPES OF RALPH

For the oenophile with a sense of humor: In THE GRAPES OF RALPH the wicked cartoonist and illustrator offers a tour of the wine countries of the world and their leading denizens. Accompanying the narrative is Steadman's warped, witty art: Top-hatted Frenchmen inserting their sniffers into wineglasses; German grapes exploding in a heatwave--a perfect subject for Steadman's blotchy inkblot style; and in Australia, a portrait of of a woman known as Long Flat Red, who dyed her wardrobe in her husband's vintage of 1894. Effervescent and not too dry.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Harcourt Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1996