THE LIVES OF ANIMALS, edited and introduced by Amy Gutmann

: Coetzee (J.M.)

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127pp., paperback, ReprintPrinceton, (1999) 2016


J.M. Coetzee uses fiction to present a discussion of animal rights.

This fable was presented as a Tanner lecture sponsored by the University Centre for Human Values at Princeton University.

Includes responses to Coetzee's text 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

J.M. Coetzee’s work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime and the Jesus Trilogy. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.