127pp., paperback, Reprint, Princeton, (1999) 2001
J.M. Coetzee's text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Any Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter SInger, author of "Animal Liberation".
"'The Lives of Animals' is a moral argument within a fictional framework...But fiction has the power to disturb and inspire strong emotions, and this book, thoroughly argued and committed, is certainly a case in point." Maren Meinhardt, Times Literary Supplement