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The Resource The silence of animals : on progress and other modern myths, John Gray

The silence of animals : on progress and other modern myths, John Gray

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The silence of animals : on progress and other modern myths
Title
The silence of animals
Title remainder
on progress and other modern myths
Statement of responsibility
John Gray
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs John Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to make us re-imagine our place in the world. Writers as varied as Ballard, Borges, Freud and Conrad are mesmerised by forms of human extremity - experiences on the outer edge of the possible, or which tip into fantasy and myth. What happens to us when we starve, when we fight, when we are imprisoned? And how do our imaginations leap into worlds way beyond our real experience? The Silence of Animals is consistently fascinating, filled with unforgettable images and a delight in the conundrum of our existence - an existence which we decorate with countless myths and ideas, where we twist and turn to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals, separated from the others perhaps only by our self-conceit. In the Babel we have created for ourselves, it is the silence of animals that both reproaches and bewitches us
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1948-
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Gray, John
Dewey number
128
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Humanism
  • Human beings
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The silence of animals : on progress and other modern myths, John Gray
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 211-223)
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
369758
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781846144509
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The silence of animals : on progress and other modern myths, John Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 211-223)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
369758
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781846144509
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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