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Publisher Comments:

Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of Everything Is Illuminated exposes common misconceptions about how animals are slaughtered and processed for food, drawing on sources from popular culture to national tradition to reveal how the meat industry misrepresents its practices.

Synopsis:

Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most acclaimed young writers of his generation, a "certified wunderkind" (Time) whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He has earned a National Jewish Book Award, a Guardian First Book Award, and remarkable praise for his first two novels, Everything Is Illuminated (adapted for film in 2005) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. EATING ANIMALS is his first work of nonfiction.

Table of Contents

Storytelling — All or nothing or something else — Words/meaning — Hiding/seeking — Influence/speechlessness — Slices of paradise/pieces of shit — I do — Storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316086646
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Social Science : General
Author:
Foer, Jonathan Safran
Author:
Jonathan Safran Foer
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Vegetarianism
Subject:
Vegetarianism - Philosophy
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Subject:
Current Affairs-General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Animal Rights
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Outdoors-Conservation and Animal Rights
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20091102
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
341

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Cooking and Food » General
Cooking and Food » Vegetarian and Vegan » Vegetarian and Natural
History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Animal Rights

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"Synopsis" by , The award-winning author of Everything Is Illuminated exposes common misconceptions about how animals are slaughtered and processed for food, drawing on sources from popular culture to national tradition to reveal how the meat industry misrepresents its practices.
"Synopsis" by , Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most acclaimed young writers of his generation, a "certified wunderkind" (Time) whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He has earned a National Jewish Book Award, a Guardian First Book Award, and remarkable praise for his first two novels, Everything Is Illuminated (adapted for film in 2005) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. EATING ANIMALS is his first work of nonfiction.

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