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Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
Eating Animals
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Like many others, Jonathan Safran Foer spent 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. This quest ultimately... show more
Like many others, Jonathan Safran Foer spent 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. This quest 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.

This book is what he found. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir, and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many stories we use to justify our eating habits—folklore and pop culture, family traditions and national myth, apparent facts and inherent fictions—and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting.

Marked by Foer’s moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the humor and style that made his previous books, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Foer’s latest tour de force informs and delights, challenging us to explore what is too often conveniently brushed aside. A celebration and a reckoning, Eating Animals is a story about the stories we’ve told—and the stories we now need to tell.  

źródło opisu: Back Bay Books, 2010
źródło okładki: Back Bay Books
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780316069885
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
5.0 Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
I can't count the post-its I put in this book. And the quotes I underlined. And the !! I put everywhere. This book depicts the reality of factory farms and the meat we find in our supermarkets (at least in the USA, I know that it is not the same in Europe because industries are a bit smaller, but st...
Moje książki
Moje książki rated it
Co za książka? Dla mnie 10/10. Być może znajdują się w niej jakieś przekłamania w tłumaczeniu? Być może jest też znajdują się w niej pewne niedociągnięcia merytoryczne? Być może to i prawda? Jednakże nie zajmuje się analizą porównawcza oryginału i tłumaczenia, nie jestem też na tyle wytrawnym znawca...
Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it
4.0 Eating Animals
Most of you probably know Jonathan Safran Foer as the author behind Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. He’s also husband to fellow writer Nicole Krauss, who herself is author of The History of Love and Man Walks Into a Room, also a great piece of thought-provoking and...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
4.0 Eating Animals
Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between carnivore and vegetarian. As he became a husband and a father, he kept returning to two questions: Why do we eat animals? And would we eat them if we knew how they got on our dinner plates?Brilliantly synthesizing p...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Eating Animals
I'm not a big fan of Jonathan Safran Foer's fiction but - following a recommendation - I have had “Eating Animals” on my kindle for quite some time. It took a while to overcome the trepidation of trusting JSF to write about a topic that relates to a personal bias of mine. Straight out - I wholeheart...
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