Peter Singer’s “The Golden Ass” edition published

Friday, Apr 23, 2021

Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, is bringing a new version of one of the oldest known novels, Apuleius’ “The Golden Ass,” to a wider reading audience.

Published by Liveright, a subsidiary of W. W. Norton & Company, Singer’s edition of the entertaining misadventures of Lucius – before, during and after becoming a donkey – peels away some of the complexities of the original work and notably reveals its striking empathy for animals.

Singer worked with Apuleius scholar Ellen Finkelpearl and award-winning artists Anna and Varvara Kendel to produce what he describes as something "quite different from anything I have done before.”

Read the full write-up on the publisher’s website.