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EATING ANIMALS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Jonathan Safran Foer

Foer, Jonathan Safran

Published by New York City, NY: Little, Brown & Company, 2009
ISBN 10: 0316069906 / ISBN 13: 9780316069908
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Title: EATING ANIMALS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Little, Brown & Company, 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 345 pages. Published in 2009. The author's book on moral philosophy. One of the most important literary and philosophical texts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals". His foray into contemporary ethics, specifically the morality of eating animals. "Some of our finest journalists (Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser) and animal rights activists (Peter Singer, Temple Grandin), not to mention Gandhi, Jesus, Pythagoras, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, and Immanuel Kant have hurled themselves against the question of eating meat and the moral issues inherent in killing animals for food. Foer intrepidly joins their ranks. It is the kind of wisdom that, in all its humanity and clarity, deserves a place at the table with our greatest philosophers" (Los Angeles Times). One of Foer's principal targets is food guru Michael Pollan himself, in a ferocious critique. Foer believes that Pollan does not go far enough, which Pollan would probably be the first to agree with, because he does not condemn eating animals that are bred, raised, and killed humanely. "The everyday horrors of factory farming are evoked so vividly, and the case against the people who run the system presented so convincingly, that anyone who, after reading Foer's book, continues to consume the industry's products must be without a heart or impervious to reason or both" (J. M. Coetzee). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Safran Foer collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Jonathan Safran Foer. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. It comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of The Guardian First Book Award for "Everything Is Illuminated" in 2002. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0316069906. Bookseller Inventory # 18299

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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting. Marked by Foer's profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we've told-and the stories we now need to tell.

About the Author: Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most acclaimed young writers of his generation, a "certified wunderkind" ( Time) whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He has earned a National Jewish Book Award, a Guardian First Book Award, and remarkable praise for his first two novels, Everything Is Illuminated (adapted for film in 2005) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. EATING ANIMALS is his first work of nonfiction.

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