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by Clarence Day Jr.

  • ISBN: 1419189654
  • Author: Clarence Day Jr.
  • ePub ver: 1948 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1948 kb
  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 48
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
  • Formats: doc lit azw docx
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
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Clarence Day, J. best known for his work Life with Father, presents a satirical speculation on how the world might be. .This etext was produced by Joyce M. Noverr ([email protected]

Clarence Day, J. best known for his work Life with Father, presents a satirical speculation on how the world might be different if we apes had not risen to prominence, but rather one of the other species had become dominant in our place. First Page: This etext was produced by Joyce M. by: Clarence Day Jr. "How I hate the man who talks about the 'brute creation,' with an ugly emphasis on /brute/. As for me, I am proud of my close kinship with other animals. I take a jealous pride in my Simian ancestry.

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Clarence Shepard Day Jr. (November 18, 1874 – December 28, 1935) was an American author and cartoonist, best known for his 1935 work Life With Father. The following year, he joined the New York Stock Exchange, and became a partner in his father's Wall Street brokerage firm

Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. (November 18, 1874–December 28, 1935) was an American author.

Clarence Shepard Day, Jr. Born in New York City, he graduated from St. Paul's School and Yale University in 1896. The following year, he .oined the New York Stock Exchange, and became a partner in his father's Wall Street brokerage firm. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others.

Our monkey-blood is also apparent in our judgments of crime

Our monkey-blood is also apparent in our judgments of crime. Elephants would have probably taken an opposite stand. They aren't creatures of impulse, and would be shocked at crimes due to such causes; their fault is the opposite one of pondering too long over injuries, and becoming vindictive in the end, out of all due proportion

The author of Life With Father takes a thoughtful look at the ape-like aspects of humanity and offers witty speculations on a world dominated by other species.

The author of Life With Father takes a thoughtful look at the ape-like aspects of humanity and offers witty speculations on a world dominated by other species. This 1920 work features humorous, provocative insights into the nature of the evolutionary pyramid. 10 of Day's Thurberesque black-and-white line illustrations enhance the text.

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Early in the 20th century Clarence Day found success with his autobiographical book Life with Father. In 1920 his first book This Simian World was published. This book consisted of a series of humorous essays and illustrations. Day began as a stockbroker and then joined the Navy. The Simian World looks at man's simian characteristics. Day speculates on how man might have been better off if we had evolved from ants, bees, dogs cats, or even elephants.

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Comments (7)

Rolorel
I first read this book as a teenager in the 1930s. I have never forgotten the paragraph that appears on page 91 of the book. It reads "It is possible that our race may be an accident in a meaningless universe living it's brief life uncared for on this dark, cooling star." That and the rest of this paragraph I regard as one of the most profound assessments of the human condition. In spite of the passage of 70 or more years I have never forgotten it and never will.
POFOD
It is a delightfully thoughtful book of ways humanity is like it is because of its simian, monkeyish, ancestry.

I didn't describe the characters because there aren't characters.
Kazimi
Bought this to replace one I had loaned. It's been out of print for many years. Out of the box thinking from the 1920's.
from earth
Not a master peace.
Kelenn
I thought I wrote a review of this book years ago. This Simian World (1920, 1936) by Clarence Day now has some new reprints or collections in which it can be purchased. There was a song and movie called Born Free that is a perfect match for the beginning of chapter 6, so I will quote a few lines.

Let us take the great cats.
They are free from this talent for slave-hood.
Stately beasts like the lion have more independence of mind
than the ants,--and a self-respect,
we may note, unknown to primates.
Nidora
I'm surprised, albeit pleasantly, to see this book back in print. Day's musings on "human nature" focus on how our simian ancestry may have shaped our behavior patterns and outlook on life. This may have been a radical concept when first written in the 1920's, but it will be somewhat old hat for a modern student of evolutionary theory. Still, it is entertainingly written, especially in its imaginings of what, say, a civilization of intelligent cats or ants or birds might be like.
Nkeiy
The first half of the book speculates on humanity's future if it had descended from cats, elephants, or cows. The second, and better, half is some of the saddest and best writing on the human condition produced in the 20th century. I never tire of reading this book and often give copies to friends. It is a joy to see it back in print.

It is better written and funnier than all of the top selling 'humor' books on the bestseller lists.

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