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Animals and other people : literary forms and living beings in the long eighteenth century

Author: Heather Keenleyside
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Animals and Other People, Heather Keenleyside argues for the central role of literary modes of knowledge in apprehending animal life. Keenleyside focuses on writers who populate their poetry, novels, and children's stories with conspicuously figurative animals, experiment with conventional genres like the beast fable, and write the "lives" of mice as well as men. From such writers--including James Thomson,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Keenleyside
ISBN: 9780812248579 0812248570
OCLC Number: 945949986
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2017 Indiana Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Kenshur Prize.
Description: 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The person: poetry, personification, and the composition on domestic society --
The creature: domestic politics and the novelistic character --
The human: satire and the naturalization of the person --
The animal: the life narrative as a form of life --
The child: the fabulous animal and the family pet --
Growing human.
Responsibility: Heather Keenleyside.

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Demonstrating the centrality of animals to an eighteenth-century literary and philosophical tradition, Animals and Other People argues for the importance of this tradition to current discussions of  Read more...

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