Animal exhibition to open at British Library

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2015-08-07 15:37:20

A major new exhibition at the British Library in London will explore the theme of animals.  

Titled Animal Tales, it will focus on books ranging from Aesop’s Fables to Franz Kafka and will utilise a wealth of media.

Curator Matthew Shaw explains: “This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to explore the rich and imaginative history of animals on the page.

“From their central role in children’s literature to more recent explorations of love and loss, animals offer a way to reassess what makes us human.

“As nature writing has had a dramatic rise in its popularity in recent years, Animals Tales offers a chance to look at some of the history and background of that genre, and perhaps to think about some of the reasons for its success.”

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