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Foer, Jonathan Safran. EATING ANIMALS. New York City, NY: Little, Brown & Company, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 345 pages. As New/As New.

The author's book on moral philosophy. One of the most important literary and philosophical texts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Safran Foer's foray into contemporary ethics, specifically the morality of eating animals. "Some of our finest journalists (Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser) and animal rights activists (Peter Singer, Temple Grandin), not to mention Gandhi, Jesus, Pythagoras, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, and Immanuel Kant have hurled themselves against the question of eating meat and the moral issues inherent in killing animals for food. Foer intrepidly joins their ranks. It is the kind of wisdom that, in all its humanity and clarity, deserves a place at the table with our greatest philosophers" (Los Angeles Times). One of Foer's principal targets is food guru Michael Pollan himself, in a ferocious critique. Foer believes that Pollan does not go far enough, which Pollan would probably be the first to agree with, because he does not condemn eating animals that are bred, raised, and killed humanely. "The everyday horrors of factory farming are evoked so vividly, and the case against the people who run the system presented so convincingly, that anyone who, after reading Foer's book, continues to consume the industry's products must be without a heart or impervious to reason or both" (J. M. Coetzee). A "must-have" title for Jonathan Safran Foer collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Jonathan Safran Foer. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. It comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Program of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of The Guardian First Book Award for "Everything Is Illuminated" in 2002. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316069906. $60.00

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