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The Wounded Animal:
J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy
Stephen Mulhall

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ABBREVIATIONS ix
CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: The Ancient Quarrel 1

PART ONE: THE LIVES OF ANIMALS 19
CHAPTER TWO: Elizabeth Costello's Lecture: Stories, Thought-Experiments, and Literal-Mindedness 21
CHAPTER THREE: Elizabeth Costello's Lecture: Three Philosophers and a Number of Apes 36
CHAPTER FOUR: Food for Thought: Two Symposia 58
CHAPTER FIVE: Food for Thought: A Third Symposium 69
CHAPTER SIX: Food for Thought: An Uninvited Guest? 95
CHAPTER SEVEN: Elizabeth Costello's Seminar: Two Poets and a Novelist 110
CHAPTER EIGHT: Elizabeth Costello's Seminar: Primatology and Animal Training, Philosophy and Literary Theory 122

PART TWO: ELIZABETH COSTELLO 137
CHAPTER NINE: Realism, Modernism, and the Novel 139
CHAPTER TEN: Costello's Realist Modernism, and Coetzee's 162
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Body in Africa 184
CHAPTER TWELVE: Evil as Obscenity 203
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Two Embodiments of the Kafkaesque 214
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Conclusion: Three Postscripts 231

BIBLIOGRAPHY 253
INDEX 257

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