A Menagerie (Conjunctions Book 61)

A Menagerie (Conjunctions Book 61)


Conjunctions: sixty one, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that think the area of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a solid of characters whose tales demonstrate how complicated and wildly contradictory our species’ courting with different animals is. They’re buddies, enemies, instruments, nutrients. Descartes deliberated approximately even if animals have souls, finding out they didn’t. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin attached us to them. Wild or tame, sinless or soulless, the animal is a chimera of transferring identities, either mundane and mysterious. that includes interviews with William S. Burroughs and Temple Grandin, essays by means of animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction by way of Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings by way of many others, this selection of resourceful new writing deals uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.

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