By Benjamin Hale, Bradford Morrow
Conjunctions: sixty one, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that think the realm of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a solid of characters whose tales display how complicated and wildly contradictory our species' courting with different animals is. They're associates, enemies, instruments, foodstuff. Descartes deliberated approximately even if animals have souls, figuring 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 via animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction through Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings by means of many others, this choice of inventive new writing deals uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.
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A Menagerie (Conjunctions, Book 61) by Benjamin Hale, Bradford Morrow