The Lives of Animals

The Lives of Animals

4.6 5
by J. M. Coetzee, Marjorie B. Garber, Barbara Smuts, Wendy Doniger, Peter Singer
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 069107089X

ISBN-13: 9780691070896

Pub. Date: 04/16/2001

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Coetzee stirs our imaginations by confronting us with an articulate, intelligent, aging, and increasingly alienated novelist who cannot help but be exasperated with her fellow human beings, many of them academics, who are unnecessarily cruel to animals, and apparently (but not admittedly) committed to cruelty. The story urges us to reconceive our devotion to

Overview

"Coetzee stirs our imaginations by confronting us with an articulate, intelligent, aging, and increasingly alienated novelist who cannot help but be exasperated with her fellow human beings, many of them academics, who are unnecessarily cruel to animals, and apparently (but not admittedly) committed to cruelty. The story urges us to reconceive our devotion to reason as a universal value."—From the introduction by Amy Gutmann

"Magnificent. . . . Coetzee's powerful and subtle text is irreducibly about real animal suffering, but it is also about much more."—Phil Baker, Sunday Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691070896
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/16/2001
Series:
University Center for Human Values Series
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
511,324
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Amy Gutmann 3
THE LIVES OF ANIMALS: J. M. Coetzee
The Philosophers and the Animals 15
The Poets and the Animals 47
REFLECTIONS:
Marjorie Garber 73
Peter Singer 85
Wendy Doniger 93
Barbara Smuts 107
CONTRIBUTORS 111
INDEX 123

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Lives of Animals 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one the most worrying and disturding books about vegetaranism, i have ever come across. Coetzee embodiement Elizabeth Costello persuades her hostile American audience to change their views upon treatment of animals. The argument, both complex and clear leave us nothing but to admit to out harsh human nature of discriminating animals because of their appearance or behavoiur.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was ok :)