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Dog Culture: Writers on the Character of Canines

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Publisher Comments:

Celebrated contemporary writers explore various aspects of dog life in the 21st century.

In his introduction to Dog Culture, editor Ken Foster reveals, "The last thing I wanted was a collection of otherwise intelligent people droning on and on about their own dogs. And yet it became quickly apparent that this was nearly impossible to avoid - after all, what better example of love or disobedience is there, what specimen has been more studied, than one's own dog? Like the best writing on anything, however, each of these pieces is both about a specific dog and about all dogs, and, most importantly, about something bigger and more essential than dogs themselves: Life, and how we choose to live it."

The narratives in this collection are about the power of a dog's personality in shaping the way we see and live our own lives. Here are bestselling 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. She's as funny as she is wrong.

With Ken Foster's black-and-white images, this book will surprise, entrance, and ultimately make even the most skeptical dog lover see the world in a new way.

Synopsis:

"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 more 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.

About the Author

Ken Foster is the author of The Kind I'm Likely to Get, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and editor of The KGB Bar Reader, the anthology Harper's called, "one of the strongest collections of new writing available." He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, McSweeney's, and others. A recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Sewanee Writers Conference, Foster teaches at the New School and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. He lives with his dog, Brando, in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585746002
Subtitle:
Writers on the Character of Canines
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Editor:
Foster, Ken
Author:
Foster, Ken
Location:
Guilford, CT
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dog owners
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
EDO-SO-2001-4
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.46x6.22x.75 in. .71 lbs.

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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 more 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.

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