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Intelligent and witty the writers clearly love dogs Dog World A worthwhile treat Dog Fancy Wonderful writing about the emotional geography between dogs and people Jon Katz DOG CULTURE showcases celebrated contemporary writers and the dogs in their lives Here are best selling authors Nicholas Dawidoff, on needing obedience school as much as his dog, and Chuck Palahniuk, on the otherworldly job of rescue dogs Rene Steinke describes the shameful gluttony of her boyfriend s dog Pearl Abraham writes of sneaking a dog into her life in defiance of the Chassidic community in which she was raised and Chris Offutt reminisces about the Kentucky dog of his childhood, locked out of the house, injured with buckshot, but still deeply loved Elissa Schappell gives us the other side of the coin in her hilarious treatise against dogs Like the best writing on anything, each of these pieces are both about specific dogs and about all dogs, and, most importantly, about something bigger and essential than dogs themselves life, and how we choose to live it With black and white images of the inscrutable canines that inhabit our landscape, this book will surprise and entrance, and make even the most skeptical dog observer see the world in a new way....

Title : Dog Culture: Writers on the Character of Canines
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ISBN : 1585746002
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : The Lyons Press 1st edition September 1, 2002
Number of Pages : 208 pages
File Size : 568 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Dog Culture: Writers on the Character of Canines Reviews

  • C. Wilson
    2019-02-11 03:22

    Some of the writers not only do not understand the first thing about canine behavior, they don't even LIKE dogs. If you enjoyed Mr. Foster's books, this is sadly and surprisingly nothing like them. If you love dogs, save dogs, live with them and work to better your understanding of and relationship with them, you will find this book puzzling, frustrating, and at times very, very sad at what too many of the authors are missing because they have not actually opened themselves up to understanding and appreciating the Character of canines OR the Culture of dogs--and they don't want to.

  • Daniel Scott
    2019-01-27 19:54

    It was OK. It was different stories from different people about their dogs or dogs they's known. I was not all good--they didn't all love dogs. I LOVE dogs and don't like to read anything negative or noncommittal about them.

  • E. Rhoades
    2019-01-29 04:17

    Love dogs!

  • hairlady
    2019-02-02 03:00

    I was disappointed as his other books are much better-his voice is absent from these stories and some are just boring.

  • Taters
    2019-02-14 02:58

    This book was pretty was a bunch of little stories into the book, which I love. Each story was pretty good!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-01-31 03:58

    Yes, I love my dogs even more now.

  • Lambert
    2019-01-28 01:19

    I enjoyed this book, and two others by this author. It's a nice compilation of stories by various authors and makes for a good read on a lazy day - in the company of a dog.

  • michael robertson
    2019-01-22 01:12

    this is a very good book. It was also unique in its essay form. the storys are ones any dog lover would love.I most liked the insights it gives into the dog owners themselves.