Personhood

Personhood

by Thalia Field

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Overview

A remarkable and moving cross-genre work about animal rights by one of America’s foremost experimental writers


Whether investigating refugee parrots, indentured elephants, the pathetic fallacy, or the revolving absurdity of the human role in the "invasive species crisis," Personhood reveals how the unmistakable problem between humans and our nonhuman relatives is too often the derangement of our narratives and the resulting lack of situational awareness. Building on her previous collection, Bird Lovers, Backyard, Thalia Field's essayistic investigations invite us on a humorous, heartbroken journey into how people attempt to control the fragile complexities of a shared planet. The lived experiences of animals, and other historical actors, provide unique literary-ecological responses to the exigencies of injustice and to our delusions of special status.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811229739
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 05/04/2021
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,234,767
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Thalia Field is Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Creative Writing at Brown University. Her most recent novel is Experimental Animals (A Reality Fiction) from Solid Objects Press. Her three New Directions books are Point and Line (2000), Incarnate: Story Material (2004), and Bird Lovers, Backyard (2010).

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