On Killing: Meditations on the Chase

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On Killing: Meditations on the Chase

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A controversial collection on the ethics of taking animal life.

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Hunting is an exceedingly complicated subject, with outspoken voices on both sides claiming equal righteousness. However, there is a huge range between the extremes-in which thoughtful discourse on the issue becomes an examination of what it means to be alive, as well as the ethics of taking an animal's life. When the voices are those of writers and philosophers both past and present-some who hunt and some who don't-the debate becomes enormously satisfying and far more subtle.
In On Killing, commissioned essays by Dan O'Brien, Pam Houston, Robert F. Jones, Louis Owens, Dan Gerber, John Jerome, Mary Clearman Blew, Le Anne Schreiber, and others are juxtaposed with classic excerpts from Leo Tolstoy's snipe hunting scene in Anna Karenina, Ernest Hemingway's fictional debate on killing animals versus killing men in For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. Also included are works by Jim Harrison, Isak Dinesen, Jim Corbett, Aldo Leopold, John James Audubon, Roderick Haig-Brown, Beryl Markham, and more.
Reflecting the broadest spectrum of ideals, On Killing is a book not to be missed.

About the Author:

ROBERT F. JONES was the author of seven highly acclaimed novels, including Blood Sport, and five works of nonfiction including Dancers in the Sunset Sky, a collection of sporting essays. He was considered one of the finest outdoor writers in America, and his fiction is widely admired. He wrote for Sports Afield, Men's Journal, Outdoor Life, Big Sky Journal, Audubon, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, People, Harper's, Fly Rod & Reel, The New York Times, and Shooting Sportsman.

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