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Coetzee and the limits of the survival

2016.07.11

AUTHOR: Laura Favières, Degree in Law. Master’s Degree in International Studies and European Union. (University of Valencia, Spain). Civil Servant. Former Magistrate-Judge at the Valencia and Province Court. Specialist in administrative law and European Union law. Member of the Animal Law Section of the Bar of Valencia.

TITLE: COETZEE AND THE LIMIST OF THE SURVIVAL.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center, July 2016

ABSTRACT

Nobel prize-winner John Maxwell Coetzee, during a series of seminars organised by an organisation dedicated to raising awareness about the rights of non-human animals, read a previously unpublished piece of writing, in the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, to a full house, through one of his best known characters, Elisabeth Costello, highlighting the cruelty of human beings towards non-human animals.

With brilliant references to philosophers and their work, he reflected upon our own limits, on compassion, justice and conscience.


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