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The Parasite - (PostHumanities (Paperback)) by Michel Serres (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 255

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: European

Series Title: PostHumanities (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Book theme: French

Author: Michel Serres

Language: English

Street Date: June 1, 2007
TCIN: 77842877
UPC: 9780816648818
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-1942

Description

Influential philosopher Michel Serres's foundational work uses fable to explore how human relations are identical to that of the parasite to the host body. Among Serres's arguments is that by being pests, minor groups can become major players in public dialogue--creating diversity and complexity vital to human life and thought.

Michel Serres is professor in history of science at the Sorbonne, professor of Romance languages at Stanford University, and author of several books, including Genesis.

Lawrence R. Schehr is professor of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cary Wolfe is Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University. His books include Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal (Minnesota, 2003).

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