Field’s frequently shifting scenes evoke Alice Notley, Anne Carson, and James Joyce.
Publishers Weekly

A remarkable and moving cross-genre work about animal rights, by one of America’s foremost experimental writers

Available May 5, 2021

Personhood

Literature by Thalia Field

Whether investigating refugee parrots, indentured elephants, the pathetic fallacy, or the revolving absurdity of the human role in the “invasive species crisis,” Personhood reveals how the unmistakable problem between humans and our nonhuman relatives is too often the derangement of our narratives and the resulting lack of situational awareness. Building on her previous collection, Bird Lovers, Backyard, Thalia Field’s essayistic investigations invite us on a humorous, heartbroken journey into how people attempt to control the fragile complexities of a shared planet. The lived experiences of animals, and other historical actors, provide unique literary-ecological responses to the exigencies of injustice and to our delusions of special status.

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Paperback (published May 5, 2021)

ISBN
9780811229739
Price US
16.95
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
128

Ebook

ISBN
9780811229746

Thalia Field

Contemporary American fiction writer

Field’s frequently shifting scenes evoke Alice Notley, Anne Carson, and James Joyce.
Publishers Weekly
Between the inward tension of the point and the outward push of the line, Thalia Field maps a force field of relations, power games, shifting configurations, in a language both cool and intense, and with a surveyor’s precision.
—Rosmarie Waldrop
Thalia Field’s curiosity and probe are infectious, tantalizing, irrepressible.
—Anne Waldman