Anton Koolhaas

As well as animal stories, Anton Koolhaas (1912-1992) wrote novels and film scripts. He is the father of the famous architect Rem Koolhaas.

Animal Stories

Animal Stories

(G.A. van Oorschot, 1999, 992 pages)

Biologist and writer Midas Dekkers once said that he felt Anton Koolhaas was entitled to the Nobel Prize for Biology, since ‘he alone penetrated to the core of what biology is all about’, namely the question: What is it like to be an animal? In the famous story Mr Tip is the Fattest Sir, Dekkers discovered an answer to the question of why pigs and other livestock can be calmly led to the slaughter.

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