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 forged of characters whose tales demonstrate how advanced and wildly contradictory our species' dating with different animals is. They're associates, enemies, instruments, meals. Descartes deliberated approximately even if animals have souls, finding out they didn't. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin hooked up 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 by way of Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings through many others, this choice of ingenious new writing bargains uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.
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