By Benjamin Hale, Bradford Morrow
Conjunctions: sixty one, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that think the area of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a forged of characters whose tales show how advanced and wildly contradictory our species' courting with different animals is. They're pals, enemies, instruments, nutrients. Descartes deliberated approximately no matter if animals have souls, finding 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 by means of Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings by way of many others, this choice of ingenious new writing deals uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.
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G. Sebald; [translated from the German by Iain Galbraith]. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-58836-956-7 I. Galbraith, Iain. II. Title. 1 Contents Cover Title Page Copyright Translator’s Introduction A Note on the Text POEMTREES “For how hard it is” “A colony of allotments” “Smoke will stir” “The intention is sealed” Nymphenburg Epitaph Schattwald in Tyrol Remembered Triptych of a Journey from Brussels Life Is Beautiful Matins for G. Winter Poem Lines for an Album Bleston: A Mancunian Cantical I. Fête nocturne II.
Autumn in mind April waits in the memory painted on walnut like the life of Francis of Assisi. At the end of September on the battlefield at Waterloo fallow grass grows over the blood of the lost Marie-Louises of Empereur Bonaparte you can get there by bus at the Petite-Espinette stop change for Huizingen a stately home, sheltered by ivy, transformed into the Belgian Royal Ornithological Research and Observation Unit of the University of Brussels. —One does like to visit an artist. ” In the evening at Rhode-St.
S villa. A woman’s mouth is always killed by roses. As a lodger on the third floor— the red sisal only goes up to the second— of Mme. Müller’s Cafeteria five minutes’ walk from the Bois de la Cambre I’m the successor to Robert Stehmer student from Marshall Missouri. —At night noises on the road to Charleroi. Chestnuts fell from their husks in the rain. I saw them in the morning glossy on the sand of the patio. I saw them in the morning— taking tea and Cook Swiss to be eaten with a knife and fork.