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Dead Meat

Coe, Sue

Published by Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Owl & Company Bookshop (Calvello Books) (Oakland, CA, U.S.A.)

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Quarto in black boards in white and and green illustrated DJ (green spine); illus. (some color); 136 pp., 27 cm. In English. || Abstract: Armed with her sketchbook, Sue Coe traveled across the United States, following the path from factory farm to feedlot, to the "killing floor" of the slaughterhouse. Her firsthand observations are rendered in her diaries and artwork - stunning, unforgettable images. Dead Meat graphically documents the castrations, debeakings, electrocutions, and decapitations; the skewing, flaying, and dismembering; the pathos and tragedy. Coe made eye contact with a frightened veal calf awaiting execution and talked to the people who commit the sanctioned killing that supplies our meat-eating culture. Her illustrations evoke the dark, cavernous abattoir, slippery with blood, steam, and body heat. Workers wielding knives and stun guns slave in dangerous conditions, dehumanized by the brutality of their jobs, alienated by economic oppression. Like Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Dead Meat indicts the system of corruption and consumption that exacts such a toll from its citizens. Fine copy in very good DJ; DJ has some edge wear along the top especially spine ends and a 1/2" and 1" closed tear along the top edge of the back cover; DJ has light shelf-rubbing; o/w DJ is solidly in one piece; boards are clean and free of bumps; pages are clean, crisp, bright and free of marks and creases; edges of pages are clean; binding is tight and square; a gently used copy. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 85301

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Title: Dead Meat

Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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