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La vita degli animali

So steely vlta it can be trying at times. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For a potentially emotionally charged subject, it is cold and text book-ish.

I could no longer evade the central question of the unnecessary cruelty invloved and our capacity to collude to denying that fact by splitting it off from our meat munching.

It is in living a life of words that consigns us into the confines of the Kafka nightmare. Here’s a book that resists, or at least can often appear to resist a single and supreme interpretation.

The Lives of Animals

I bet Singer would have written a much better academic novella than Coetzee. A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee has won the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize deglli Literature. This book by a Nobel Prize, well-known vegetarian, defender of the rights of animals, is amimali well written and tries to keep an impartial tone where the main character, Elizabeth Costello, defends her position in public, is answered by those who do not share her ideas, and sometimes even cannot answer.

For its conciseness, it sure knows how to captivate a reader who, quite frankly, must be tired of the same plot formats and modern global concerns on the human condition.

Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

Perhaps the point was simply to remark on some ideas that Smuts believes Coetzee should have included. Feb 17, Jeremy rated it did not like it Shelves: The true meaning of the book being I think! This is a cleverly constructed book. View all 18 comments. I’m not entirely sure what my thoughts on this book really are, other than that I didn’t particularly enjoy it. All that matters is doing the right thing, eegli for the right reason or the wrong reason or for no reason at all.


La vita degli animali: J. M. Coetzee, A. Gutmann, F. Cavagnoli, G. Arduini: : Books

Published May 6th by Princeton University Press first published It seems vain that the animall of ones work should hinge on the yea or nay of another. Her life is there in her own spoken words, as we are devoid her actual fictional body of work. As if Elizabeth Costello wasn’t unlikable enough, with her mopey, childishly selfish late life “Oh, it’s hard to be a respected writer” angst, Coetzee also puts her in this really blase framework where she basically pontificates at her audience, and by extension, us the readers.

Despite the tone, the speech had room for self-deprecation. The philosophical, poetical, and literal approaches to Costello’s chosen sub This novella is actually the two-part lecture that Coetzee gave at Princeton in Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Ist diese Gruppe tot? I was at the point of assigning this to the pile of the unfathomable, but there was one thing I wished to pursue first.

But her intelligent and realistic representation was more than enough for her vitality of ideas and sympathetic imagination to leap off the page. Nov 06, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is delgi brilliance to this work. The edition I read included response pieces from interdisciplinary scholars, each of whose approaches was forcibly broadened and questioned just by virtue of Coetzee’s chosen style of address.

I picked up The Lives cita Animals as an intervention. Alguns livros talvez todos possuem xnimali tempo certo para serem lidos e quase intuitivamente esse foi o melhor momento para ler The lives of animals. They were written to be lectures. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 doetzee weeks months years. Right, well that’s all good. The protagonist barely interacts with others other than speaking at them through her speeches at conferences, and thr I’m not entirely sure what my thoughts on this book really are, other than that I didn’t particularly enjoy pa.


Jan 02, T. On the one hand, Coetzee seems to be making certain points about belief, and Costello herself, by book’s end, has decided that real belief is, in fact, a problem for a writer, who should instead be a kind of secretary, trying on various beliefs in the service of her characters.

That’s what I get from some of the references the other writers made toward him. Even if the “how” is similar how they treat animals when co I am VERY much an animal lover; however I think it is impertinent to use the Holocaust as an analogy for the production of food or for any analogy at that. Marion Bloom was a figment of James Joyce’s imagination. For example, I liked the discussion of “rational thinking” experiments on primates and enjoyed reading about the alternate questions that one might consider when presented with a challenge.

She’s very intelligent, as Coetzee is very intelligent. It questions the morality and empathy of human beings in our treatment of animals, but also engages us on a more cognitive level.

Ma suppongo che Coetzee, come la maggior parte degli artisti, preferirebbe non essere etichettato, circoscritto, catalogato. But we still judge animals by our own standards, not theirs.

Can I borrow this item? Costello, as character, was both likeable and unlikeable. I thought Coetzee’s “academic novella” had poorly written characters and a badly cetzee story, if it was supposed to be story. Coetzee acknowledges ani,ali he has his other characters scoff, cringe, or politely disagree during and after Costello’s lectures.

The presentation scene itself we skip. So begins Elizabeth Costelloa novel of life and death structured around eight “lessons”, most of which are essay-like lectures that the author, JM Coetzee, delivered himself at various events listed in the Acknowledgements page in the character of Elizabeth Costello, apparently.

Jan 27, Wes Young rated it it was amazing.