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Man writes dog : canine themes in literature, law and folklore

Author: William Farina
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many great writers have addressed diverse canine themes in their work, usually in a broader, human context. The constantly evolving relationship between humankind and canines appears more complex and intertwined than ever before. This survey reviews what 20 selected authors from the Western tradition have had to say on the same subject matter leading up to present times"--
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Farina
ISBN: 9780786474974 0786474971
OCLC Number: 859385026
Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Dogs and Law 11 --
2 Canine Guardians of the Underworld 19 --
3 Beastly Virtues 28 --
4 The Wolf as Maternal Figure 36 --
5 Down, Dog! 45 --
6 In Defense of Dogs 53 --
7 The Sensitive Werewolf 61 --
8 Carnivores Forgiven 69 --
9 Animal Intelligence and the Wars of Religion 77 --
10 Natural Rights of Animals 86 --
11 Devil Dogs 96 --
12 Everything Is Connected 104 --
13 Toto Speaks 113 --
14 Empathy for Wolves 122 --
15 Canine Heroes 130 --
16 Justified Predators 138 --
17 Dogs in Poverty 146 --
18 Animal Spirituality 154 --
19 A Man and His Dog 163 --
20 Last Word in Social Beings 171 --
21 Summary 180.
Responsibility: William Farina.

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Over the millennia, many great writers, from Pliny and Plutarch to C.S. Lewis and John Steinbeck, have addressed diverse canine themes in their work, usually in a broader, human context. This survey  Read more...

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