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Description - The Lives of Animals by J. M. Coetzee

The idea of human cruetly to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude. Here the internationally renowned writer J. M. Coetzee uses fiction to present a powerfully moving discussion of animal rights in all their complexity. Coetzee's text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Amy Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691070896
ISBN-10: 069107089X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - J. M. Coetzee

An acclaimed novelist and literary critic, J. M. Coetzee is also Professor of English at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of Disgrace and Life and Times of Michael K. both of which won the Booker Prize.

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