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Talking To Animals

Author : Jon Katz
ISBN : 9781476795508
Genre : Nature
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New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz—“a Thoreau for modern times” (San Antonio Express-News)—offers us a deeper understanding of the inner lives of animals and teaches us how we can more effectively communicate with them, made real by his own remarkable experiences with a wide array of creatures great and small. In Talking to Animals, journalist Jon Katz—who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens—marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. Devoting each chapter to a specific animal from his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them, showing us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement, Visualization, Language, and Instincts. Along the way, we meet Simon the donkey who arrives at Katz’s farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans. Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and powerful, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals. Katz’s “honest, straightforward, and sometimes searing prose will speak to those who love animals, and might well convert some who do not” (Booklist).
Category: Nature

Talking To Animals

Author : Gerald Bailey
ISBN : 0439086744
Genre : Animal communication
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Category: Animal communication

Talking To Animals

Author : Barbara Woodhouse
ISBN : OCLC:782001684
Genre : Animals trainers
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Talking Animals In British Children S Fiction 1786 1914

Author : Tess Cosslett
ISBN : 9781351896290
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In her reappraisal of canonical works such as Black Beauty, Beautiful Joe, Wind in the Willows, and Peter Rabbit, Tess Cosslett traces how nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal intersected with, or left their mark on, the venerable genre of the animal story written for children. Effortlessly applying a range of critical approaches, from Bakhtinian ideas of the carnivalesque to feminist, postcolonial, and ecocritical theory, she raises important questions about the construction of the child reader, the qualifications of the implied author, and the possibilities of children's literature compared with literature written for adults. Perhaps most crucially, Cosslett examines how the issues of animal speech and animal subjectivity were managed, at a time when the possession of language and consciousness had become a vital sign of the difference between humans and animals. Topics of great contemporary concern, such as the relation of the human and the natural, masculine and feminine, child and adult, are investigated within their nineteenth-century contexts, making this an important book for nineteenth-century scholars, children's literature specialists, and historians of science and childhood.
Category: Literary Criticism

Talking Animals In Children S Fiction

Author : Catherine Elick
ISBN : 9781476620046
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Talking-animal tales have conveyed anticruelty messages since the 18th-century beginnings of children’s literature. Yet only in the modern period have animal characters become true subjects rather than objects of human neglect or benevolence. Modern fantasies reflect the shift from animal welfare to animal rights in 20th-century public discourse. This revolution in literary animal-human relations began with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and continued with the work of Kenneth Grahame, Hugh Lofting, P.L. Travers and E. B. White. Beginning with the ideas of literary theorist Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin, this book examines ways in which animal characters gain an aura of authority through using language and then participate in reversals of power. The author provides a close reading of 10 acclaimed British and American children’s fantasies or series published before 1975. Authors whose work has received little scholarly attention are also covered, including Robert Lawson, George Selden and Robert C. O’Brien.
Category: Literary Criticism

Routledge Revivals Shakespeare S Talking Animals 1973

Author : Terence Hawkes
ISBN : 9781315300573
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First published in 1973, this book is about Shakespeare, language and drama. The first part introduces some common ideas of anthropology and linguistics into an area where they serve as a base for the discussion of usually literary matters. It attempts to link language to our experience of speech — examining its range, texture, and social functions. In part two, the author argues that in Elizabethan culture there was a greater investment in the complexities and demands of speech due to the widespread illiteracy of the time. It examines eight of Shakespeare’s plays, together with one of Ben Jonson’s, in light of their concern with various aspects of the role of spoken language in society.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

All Of The Animals Are Talking About It

Author : Constance Lee
ISBN : 9781449067502
Genre : Nature
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All of the animals know, respect, and understand more about God than human beings. All of nature (with the exception of mankind) obeys God's commandments. One will never find chickens, roosters, or cows roaming the streets of San Francisco because God gives them innate sense to stay away from mankind and city life. For the same reasons, one will never find animals protesting and marching down the city streets of Beirut, London, Paris, Tokyo, or anywhere else in the world. Instead, the animal kingdom knows its rightful place. When provoked or attacked, animals will defend themselves and their offspring. Animals talk about the wondrous works of God! From their point-of-view, they are highly valued by their Creator. As humans, we know (according to the Word) that God's eye is on the little sparrow! In this book, the animals offer interesting and unique testimonies about their experiences, observations, and surroundings concerning Biblical events. One cannot help but to laugh at them as well as to love them! Try to keep your imagination open and allow yourself to float back into time to visit each era described by the animals. Pretend that you are there invisible, voiceless, and that your only function is to be a witness to the things in progress. Can you do that? If so, then lets go...
Category: Nature

Talking Animals

Author : Jan M. Ziolkowski
ISBN : UCSC:32106010095286
Genre : Literary Criticism
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