Being a Beast (Paperback)Charles Foster (author)
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This fascinating, eccentric and truly unique mash-up of nature writing and neuroscience finds Foster living as a succession of creatures for weeks at a time in order to try and fully understand the psychology of other species.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 17 mm
Gleefully lascivious in its physical curiosity, Being a Beast advocates for our highest animality by expanding our sensory intelligence. A flabbergasting, thunderstriking, stupendous, brilliant book -- Jay Griffiths
Thrilling, brilliant, bonkers... a strange kind of masterpiece: the song of a satyr, perhaps, or nature writing as extreme sport. * Financial Times *
Charles Foster's chronicle of the sensory lives of beasts and his own forays into self re-wilding is like nothing you have ever read. Deeply serious and at times laugh-out-loud funny, this is an extraordinary book. -- Caspar Henderson
Unimaginably different from any book you have ever read - an exploration of our deep kinship with animals that is thought-provoking, funny and full of adventure all at once, brilliantly written, and sparkling with ideas -- Iain McGilchrist
Foster is funny and profound and his empathic mission shows our kinship with other species -- Patrick Barkham * Guardian *
Extraordinary... very funny... Foster is well read and writes beautifully. * The Sunday Times *
A wild and whimsical memoir. * The Times *
Takes nature writing to new levels... his work is a triumph. -- Kate Green * Country Life *
Very funny... hones senses long neglected... Mr Foster is the real thing, going truly feral and in the process discovering a whole new world. It is not a midlife crisis so much as a lifelong passion. * Economist *
Funny, exuberant and courageous, nudging closer and closer to how it might feel to enter the non-human world. * Guardian, readers' BOTY 2016 *
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