Conclusion. Animal Testimony

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)


This final chapter focuses on one of the lesser known but most poignant of Levi’s short stories, “Cena in piedi” [Buffet Dinner], in which he presents his own experience through the perspective of a kangaroo named Innaminka. By interpreting this story, this conclusive chapter gathers all of the themes as they have been explored in the previous sections and draws conclusive remarks about Levi’s literary animals, their ethical and aesthetical functions within his body of work, and their importance for Animal Studies.


Animal Literature Belpoliti Imaginary Audience Dinner Parties Limitrophes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of French and ItalianDartmouth CollegeHanoverUSA

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