Eating animals — or not

A novelist explores our carnivorous culture

October 14, 2009

Best known for his novel Everything is Illuminated (and, to a lesser extent, for being one of the Young Turks of current New York novelists), Jonathan Safran Foer has a new book coming out: Eating Animals. Like Culinate contributor Matthew Amster-Burton’s Hungry Monkey, the book is ostensibly about Safran Foer feeding his offspring. But Eating Animals — a work of nonfiction — spirals off into memoir, investigative journalism, and philosophy. Want a preview? Check out the New York Times excerpt, featured in last weekend’s food-focused issue of the Sunday magazine.

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1. by Matthew Amster-Burton on Oct 14, 2009 at 6:45 PM PDT

My book spirals off into monkey jokes.

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