Hog Ties: From Manure to Mortality in American Culture Richard P. Horwitz

ISBN: 9780813329345

Published: April 1st 1998

Hardcover

224 pages


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Hog Ties: From Manure to Mortality in American Culture  by  Richard P. Horwitz

Hog Ties: From Manure to Mortality in American Culture by Richard P. Horwitz
April 1st 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780813329345 | 7.49 Mb

From Charlotte7-s Web to Porky Pig and Arnold Ziffel, Americans are obsessed by pigs. In Hog Ties, Richard Horwitz looks at this obsession, its relation to American culture and the way in which themes of life and death are played out in the care,MoreFrom Charlotte7-s Web to Porky Pig and Arnold Ziffel, Americans are obsessed by pigs.

In Hog Ties, Richard Horwitz looks at this obsession, its relation to American culture and the way in which themes of life and death are played out in the care, feeding, slaughtering and eating of pigs. Horwitz grew up in a rural, Jewish household in the Northeast and worked part-time as a farm hand on a large Iowa pig farm.

As much a memoir of rural life as it is a work of cultural commentary, Hog Ties looks at the current business of pig farming, its roots in the family farms of the Midwest and its future in the large conglomerates that take over small farms and increasingly separate the farm families from their land. In the lives and trials of pigs and their caretakers, Horwitz sees a mirror image of our own lives, our fight against myriad diseases, our ultimate death, possible redemption and therein discovers the Tao of pig.

Hog Ties is a book that readers will ponder long after the last page has been turned.



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