The Difficulty of Being A Dog

The Difficulty of Being A Dog

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The forty-three lovingly crafted vignettes within The Difficulty of Being a Dog dig elegantly to the center of a long, mysterious, and often intense relationship: that between human beings and dogs. In doing so, Roger Grenier introduces us to dogs real and literary, famous and reviled—from Ulysses's Argos to Freud's Lün to the hundreds of dogs exiled from Constantinople in 1910 and deposited on a desert island—and gives us a sense of what makes our relationships with them so meaningful.


Baker & Taylor
In fifty well-crafted vignettes, the author searches the sweep of human history for great dog stories, from tales of great Ulysses and his dog, Argos, to FDR's Scottish terrier.

Book News
Originally published in 1998 (Editions Gallimard, Paris) as Les Larmes d'Ulysse. In 43 vignettes (translated here by Alic Kaplan), French writer Grenier shares his thoughts on how dogs inspire people and the joys and sorrows of having, or being, man's best friend. He walks us through the lives of dogs owned by famous people, beginning with Ulysses's dog Argos and Virginia Woolf's Flush, to Fala, owned by FDR, and Freud's Lun presenting a philosophical, psychological and personal look at the relationships between dogs and people. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The forty-three lovingly crafted vignettes within The Difficulty of Being a Dog dig elegantly to the center of a long, mysterious, and often intense relationship: that between human beings and dogs. In doing so, Roger Grenier introduces us to dogs real and literary, famous and reviled--from Ulysses's Argos to Freud's Lün to the hundreds of dogs exiled from Constantinople in 1910 and deposited on a desert island--and gives us a sense of what makes our relationships with them so meaningful.




Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2000.
ISBN: 9780226308272
0226308278
Characteristics: vii, 130 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kaplan, Alice Yaeger

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