The Resource Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Label
Animalia
Title
Animalia
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Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "The small village of Puy-Larroque, southwest France, 1898. Éléonore is a child living with her father, a pig farmer whose terminal illness leaves him unable to work, and her God-fearing mother, who runs both farm and family with an iron hand. Éléonore passes her childhood with little heat and no running water, sharing a small room with her cousin Marcel, who does most of the physical labor on the farm. When World War I breaks out and the village empties, Éléonore gets a taste of the changes that will transform her world as the twentieth century rolls on. As the reader moves into the second part of the novel, which takes place in the 1980s, the untamed world of Puy-Larroque seems gone forever. Now, Éléonore has herself aged into the role of matriarch, and the family is running a large industrial pig farm, where thousands of pigs churn daily through cycles of birth, growth, and death. Moments of sublime beauty and powerful emotion mix with the thoughtless brutality waged against animals, making the old horrors of death and disease seem like simpler times. Recalling the naturalism of classic French writers like Émile Zola, brilliantly translated by Frank Wynne, Animalia traverses the twentieth century as it examines man's quest to conquer nature, critiques the legacy of modernity and the transmission of violence from one generation to the next, and questions whether we can hold out hope for redemption in this brutal world"--
  • The small village of Puy-Larroque, southwest France, 1898. Éléonore is a child living with her father, a pig farmer whose terminal illness leaves him unable to work, and her God-fearing mother, who runs both farm and family with an iron hand. Cousin Marcel does most of the physical labor on the farm. When World War I breaks out the village empties, transforming Éléonore's world. In the 1980s, Éléonore has herself aged into the role of matriarch, and the family is running a large industrial pig farm, where thousands of pigs churn daily through cycles of birth, growth, and death. The thoughtless brutality waged against animals makes the old horrors of death and disease seem like simpler times. -- adapted from jacket
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Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2704.E3438
LC item number
R4413 2019
Literary form
novels
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Wynne, Frank
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  • Swine
  • Families
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Farms
  • France
  • Families
  • Farms
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Swine
  • France
  • France
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Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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"Originally published in French in 2016 as Règne animal by Éditions Gallimard"--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780802147578
Lccn
2019033124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Stock number
99983136390
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  • (OCoLC)1090471212
  • (OCoLC)on1090471212
Label
Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French in 2016 as Règne animal by Éditions Gallimard"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780802147578
Lccn
2019033124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
99983136390
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090471212
  • (OCoLC)on1090471212

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