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Animalia / Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated by Frank Wynne.

By: Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste.
Contributor(s): Wynne, Frank [translator].
Publisher: London : Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2019Description: 410 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781910695579; 1910695572.Uniform titles: Régne animal. English Subject(s): Families -- France -- Fiction | Swine -- France -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | French fiction -- Translations into EnglishDDC classification: 843.92 Summary: Animalia retraces the history of a modest peasant family through the twentieth century as if they develop their small plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by the omnipresence of animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of war, economic disasters, and the emergence of a brutal industrialism reflecting an ancestral tendency to violence. Only the enchanted realm of childhood - that of Éléonore, the matriarch, and that of Jérôme, the last in the lineage - and the innate freedom of the animals offer any respite from the visible barbarity of humanity.
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Originally published in French in 2016 under the title Régne animal.

This filty earth (1898-1914) -- Post-tenebras lux (1914-1917) -- The herd (1981) -- The collapse (1981)

Animalia retraces the history of a modest peasant family through the twentieth century as if they develop their small plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by the omnipresence of animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of war, economic disasters, and the emergence of a brutal industrialism reflecting an ancestral tendency to violence. Only the enchanted realm of childhood - that of Éléonore, the matriarch, and that of Jérôme, the last in the lineage - and the innate freedom of the animals offer any respite from the visible barbarity of humanity.

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