Animal rights and the politics of literary representation

John Simons

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This book addresses the question of animal rights in the context of literary criticism. Working from a committed position it asks what literary studies would look like if animal rights were taken seriously. It offers critical surveys of the main themes in the history of animal rights and some of the more important contemporary positions together with readings of a wide range of literary texts from classical antiquity through to the present day.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHoundmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York
ISBN (Print)0333745140
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Animals in literature
  • Animal rights


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