Our Tenuous Boundaries: A Life in 10 Sea Creatures
Mar 30, 2023-- "When Sabrina Imbler was in college, they enrolled in a class they thought was about whales, but which turned out to be about whaling. In one of 10 brilliant essays in their new book, Imbler recalls the class, which focused on "the systematic hunting and harvesting of the animals that brought human populations to the verge of unimaginable prosperity and whale populations to the brink of extinction." In contemplating the autopsy of the whale as a metaphor for analyzing the death of a relationship, Imbler was reminded of "all the ways we shoehorn distinctions between ourselves and other animals, often harming both of us." Their new book, "How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures," profiles often overlooked forms of aquatic life, while deftly exploring questions of identity, community, and care. Read a review here. (1442 reads)
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Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone.
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