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The Silence of Animals

Author: Gray, John

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Format:Paperback
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The Silence of Animals : In a book by turns chilling and beautiful, John Gray continues the thinking that made his Straw Dogs such a cult classic. Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction, and philosophy to reimagine our place in the world. Writers as varied as Ballard, Borges, Freud, and Conrad have been mesmerized by forms of human extremity - experiences on the outer edge of the possible or that tip into fantasy and myth. What happens to us when we starve, when we fight, when we are imprisoned? And how do our imaginations leap into worlds way beyond our real experience? The Silence of Animals is consistently fascinating, filled with unforgettable images and a delight in the conundrum of our existence - an existence that we decorate with countless myths and ideas, where we twist and turn to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals, separated from the others perhaps only by our self-conceit. In the Babel we have created for ourselves, it is the silence of animals that both reproaches and bewitches us.


Category   Subject
Philosophy   Ethics & Moral Philosophy

ISBN 13:9780374534660
ISBN 10:0374534667
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:227
Size:8.26" l x 5.52" w x 0.63" h
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