Florian Werner explores all the facets of this fascinating part of the body in his cultural history of the tongue
Talking, tasting, licking, kissing, poking out – the human tongue is the social muscle par excellence. But if you want respect, you’d better keep your tongue under control. We should be wary of his organ as it is central to how we relate to the world. It’s as if the tongue has a mind of its own. In this groundbreaking book, Florian Werner describes the tongue in all its complexity: an organ of language and taste, an erogenous zone and an obscene sign, as well as an object of literature and art, music and film, Tongue is a fitting tribute.
»We all have one — but we only notice it when we feel like biting it. A clever, funny and long overdue tribute to the organ of language, taste, pleasure.«
»Florian Werner has always stood out for his original books and ideas.«
Rainer Moritz, NDR Kultur