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The Resource Writing animals : language, suffering and animality in twenty-first-century fiction, Timothy C. Baker

Writing animals : language, suffering and animality in twenty-first-century fiction, Timothy C. Baker

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Writing animals : language, suffering and animality in twenty-first-century fiction
Title
Writing animals
Title remainder
language, suffering and animality in twenty-first-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Timothy C. Baker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book surveys a broad range of contemporary texts to show how representations of human-animal relations challenge the anthropocentric nature of fiction. By looking at the relation between language and suffering in twenty-first-century fiction and drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches, Baker suggests new opportunities for exploring the centrality of nonhuman animals in recent fiction: writing animal lives leads to new narrative structures and forms of expression. These novels destabilise assumptions about the nature of pain and vulnerability, the burden of literary inheritance, the challenge of writing the Anthropocene, and the relation between text and image. Including both well-known authors and emerging talents, from J.M. Coetzee and Karen Joy Fowler to Sarah Hall, Alexis Wright, and Max Porter, and texts from experimental fiction to work for children, Writing Animals offers an original perspective on both contemporary fiction and the field of literary animal studies
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Baker, Timothy C
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.A64
LC item number
B35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in animals and literature
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  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Fiction
  • Suffering in literature
  • Suffering in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Fiction
  • Animals in literature
Label
Writing animals : language, suffering and animality in twenty-first-century fiction, Timothy C. Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Literary animals -- The ape speaks: rereading Red Peter in the twenty-first century -- Ladies into foxes: narratives of transformation -- The dying animal -- The dying animals: Anthropocene stories -- Look! A squirrel!: Animals writing
Control code
1083036147
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030038809
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083036147
Label
Writing animals : language, suffering and animality in twenty-first-century fiction, Timothy C. Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Literary animals -- The ape speaks: rereading Red Peter in the twenty-first century -- Ladies into foxes: narratives of transformation -- The dying animal -- The dying animals: Anthropocene stories -- Look! A squirrel!: Animals writing
Control code
1083036147
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030038809
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1083036147

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