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Conjunctions

by Bradford Morrow Editor · Benjamin Hale Editor

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Russell Banks, Temple Grandin, and other renowned writers contemplate animals—and the way our own species interacts with them.

Conjunctions: 61, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that imagine the world of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a cast of characters whose stories reveal how complex and wildly contradictory our species' relationship with other animals is. They're friends, enemies, tools, food. Descartes deliberated about whether animals have souls, deciding they didn't. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin connected us to them. Wild or tame, sinless or soulless, the animal is a chimera of shifting identities, both mundane and mysterious. Featuring interviews with William S. Burroughs and Temple Grandin, essays by animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction by Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and work by many others, this collection of imaginative new writing offers uncaged access to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that surround us.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Conjunctions
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
Conjunctions

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Bradford Morrow (Editor)

Bradford Morrow is the editor of Conjunctions and the recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in literary editing. The author of six novels, his most recent books include the novel The Diviner's Tale (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and th...

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Creators

Editor :
Bradford Morrow
Contributor :
Joyce Carol Oates
Contributor :
Russell Banks
Editor :
Benjamin Hale
Contributor :
Temple Grandin
Contributor :
James Morrow
Contributor :
Rick Moody
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