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The Second Body

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Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sl... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sleep; it is also to be embedded in a worldwide network of ecosystems. When every human body has an uncanny global presence, how do we live with ourselves? In this timely and elegant essay, Daisy Hildyard captures the second body by exploring how the human is part of animal life. She meets Richard, a butcher in Yorkshire, and sees pigs turned into boiled ham; and Gina, an environmental criminologist, who tells her about leopards and silver foxes kept as pets in luxury apartments. She speaks to Luis, a biologist, about the origin of life; and talks to Nadezhda about fungi in an effort to understand how we define animal life. Eventually, her second body comes to visit her first body when the river flooded her home last year. The Second Body is a brilliantly lucid account of the dissolving boundaries between all life on earth.



Autorentext

Daisy Hildyard holds a PhD in the history of science, and has previously published essays on the language of science, and on seventeenth-century mathematics. Her first novel Hunters in the Snow received the Somerset Maugham Award and a '5 under 35' honorarium at the USA National Book Awards. She lives with her family in North Yorkshire, where she was born.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Second Body
Autor:
EAN: 9781910695487
ISBN: 978-1-910695-48-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Genre: Lyrik, Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten: 128
Veröffentlichung: 06.11.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.1 MB
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