The Dog on the Bed is an ideal introduction to the world of dogs – to who they are, how we live with them, and how they have been represented in our culture. Using the classic form of the alphabet book – the abecedarian – Teleky explores......more
The Dog on the Bed is an ideal introduction to the world of dogs – to who they are, how we live with them, and how they have been represented in our culture. Using the classic form of the alphabet book – the abecedarian – Teleky explores fascinating aspects of the human/dog bond to show how it has defined our traditions and us as a species. We are human, he says, because of our dogs. Readers can start at the beginning, with Anthropomorphism, and go on the engaging thoughts about Childhood Dogs, Emotions, Fiction, Food, Gardens, Humour, Loyalty, Movies, Painting, Photography, Rescue Missions, Second Dogs, Veterinarians, War and Yapping, to end with a remembrance of the author’s beloved pug. Or they can jump in at a point of special interest. From the most recent ideas about canine evolution and animal rights to the way dogs have inspired musicians, animal behaviourists, writers of every genre and even entrepreneurs, Teleky’s reflections – in 65 essays, accompanied by 20 black-and-white illustrations – are never less than fascinating. The Dog on the Bed is the prefect book for all dogs lovers, whether they are welcoming a puppy into the family, looking freshly at a familiar companion, or marking the passing of a treasured friend. Readers will enjoy comparing their personal experiences with Teleky’s, as his eloquent book leads us to a deeper understanding of our canine companions and to a richer appreciation of the bond shared by humans and dogs.
Richard Teleky, a Professor in the Humanities Department of York University, is a critically acclaimed fiction writer, poet, and critic. His books include the novels Winter in Hollywood, Pack Up the Moon, andThe Paris Years of Rosie Kamin (which received the Ribalow Prize and was chosen the Vermont Book of the Year); a collection of short fiction, Goodnight, Sweetheart and Other Stories; two poetry collections, The Hermit in Arcadia and The Hermit's Kiss; and a study of Central European culture and literature, Hungarian Rhapsodies: Essays on Ethnicity, Identity and Culture. He has also edited two fiction anthologies: The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories and The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous journals in Canada and the United States, and he is a contributor to Queen's Quarterly.
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