M. Literature, philosophy, performance, and deep human conviction―Coetzee brings all these elements into play. Together the lecture-fable and the essays explore the palpable social consequences of uncompromising moral conflict and confrontation. His colleagues resist her argument that human reason is overrated and that the inability to reason does not diminish the value of life; his wife denounces his mother’s vegetarianism as a form of moral superiority.
The Lives of Animals The University Center for Human Values Series - . He draws us into elizabeth costello’s own sense of mortality, her compassion for animals, and her alienation from humans, even from her own family. Painfully for her son, elizabeth Costello seems offensive and flaky, but―dare he admit it?―strangely on target. Costello's son, admires her literary achievements, a physics professor, but dreads his mother’s lecturing on animal rights at the college where he teaches.
Coetzee’s text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Amy Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter Singer, primatologist Barbara Smuts, author of Animal Liberation.
Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal MovementHarper Perennial Modern Classics - An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of "speciesism"—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them.
In animal liberation, author peter singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory farms" and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A NovelG.P. Putnam's Sons - Meet the cooke family: mother and Dad, sister Fern, and Rosemary, brother Lowell, who begins her story in the middle. Plume. I tell you fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. Shortlisted for the 2014 man booker prizewinner of the 2014 pen/faulkner award one of the new york times book review’s 100 Notable Books of 2013Named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one.
. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence. I was raised with a chimpanzee, ” she explains. But until Fern’s expulsion. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister. As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. She has her reasons. In we are all completely beside ourselves, karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences.
Animal's People: A NovelSimon & Schuster - Ever since he can remember, his back twisted beyond repair by the catastrophic events of “that night” when a burning fog of poison smoke from the local factory blazed out over the town of Khaufpur, Animal has gone on all fours, and the Apocalypse visited his slums. A stunning tale of an unforgettable character, it is an unflinching look at what it means to be human: the wounds that never heal and a spirit that will not be quenched.
I don’t remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet, just like a human being. So i’m told. Now just turned seventeen and well schooled in street work, spending his days jamisponding spying on town officials and looking after the elderly nun who raised him, he lives by his wits, Ma Franci.
When elli barber, scams, a young american doctor, arrives in khaufpur to open a free clinic for the still suffering townsfolk—only to find herself struggling to convince them that she isn’t there to do the dirty work of the Kampani—Animal gets caught up in a web of intrigues, and plots with the unabashed aim of turning events to his own advantage.
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As psychiatrist martin dysart struggles to understand the motivation for Alan's brutality, he is increasingly drawn into Alan's web and eventually forced to question his own sanity. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of contemporary drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.
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Beyond the Binary: Thinking about Sex and GenderBroadview Press - Used book in Good Condition. How many sexes are there? what is the relationship between sex and gender? Is gender a product of nature, or both? In Beyond the Binary, or nurture, Shannon Dea addresses these questions and others while introducing readers to evidence and theoretical perspectives from a range of cultures and disciplines, and from sources spanning three millennia.
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Body Toxic: An Environmental MemoirCounterpoint - Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. They picked gooseberries on hot afternoons and spent lazy days rowing dinghies down creeks. Plume. But the gooseberry patch was near a nuclear power plant that released record levels of radiation, and the creeks were invisibly ruined by illegally dumped toxic waste.
Two immigrant families drawn together from wildly different parts of the world, Italy on one side and Barbados on the other, pursued their vision of the American dream by building a summer escape in the boglands of New Jersey, where the rural and industrial collide. Soon the area parents were being asked to donate their children's baby teeth to be tested for radiation.
Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir - . One by one, family members found their bodies mirroring the compromised landscape of the Barrens: infertile and damaged by inexplicable growths. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9781582432090 Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition.
Philosophy and Animal LifeColumbia University Press - Focusing specifically on J. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Cary wolfe's introduction situates these arguments within the broader context of contemporary continental philosophy and theory, particularly Jacques Derrida's work on deconstruction and the question of the animal. Used book in Good Condition.
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Philosophy and Animal Life - M. Diamond then explores the animal question as it is bound up with the more general problem of philosophical skepticism. Isbn13: 9781582432090 . Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Plume. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. It also offers a unique exploration of the role of ethics in Coetzee's fiction.
Disgrace: A NovelPenguin Books - When an affair with a student leaves him jobless, and ridiculed by his ex-wife, shunned by friends, he retreats to his daughter Lucy's smallholding. Instead, an incident of unimaginable terror and violence forces father and daughter to confront their strained relationship and the equallity complicated racial complexities of the new South Africa.
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Disgrace: A Novel - Tracking provided on most orders. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. Compulsively readable.
The Metamorphosis: And Other Stories The Schocken Kafka LibrarySchocken - Chinese translation. Isbn13: 9781582432090 Plume. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. This collection brings together the stories that Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime. Used book in Good Condition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! To max brod, his literary executor, he wrote: “Of all my writings the only books that can stand are these.
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The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the FutureColumbia University Press - The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Schocken. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and―finally―the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order.
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