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The Dog S Last Walk

Author : Howard Jacobson
ISBN : 9781408845301
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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'The author's prose is always a delight ... a book that manages the high-wire act of being genuinely funny while dispensing genuine wisdom' Times Literary Supplement Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. The shame and humiliation inherent in death is explored with frank astuteness. Matisse, darts and the power of love are celebrated; while cyclists are very much censured. And meanwhile, a beloved old Labrador walks his last walk as life elsewhere hurtles on and away... The Dog's Last Walk is a collection of wisdom and iconoclasm for our uncertain times, and one that reveals one of our greatest writers in all his humanity.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Last Walk

Author : Jessica Pierce
ISBN : 9780226668468
Genre : Nature
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In a book that draws on both personal stories and research presents an in-depth exploration of the practical, medical and moral issues that trouble pet owners confronted with the decline and death of their companion animals.
Category: Nature

The Last Walk

Author : Francesca Cernia Slovin
ISBN : 9781469106908
Genre : Fiction
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The Last Walk Francesca Cernia Slovin Jean-Jacques Rousseau?s last book, Reveries of a Solitary Walker, was to have had ten walks. The tenth he wrote only three pages before his death. Francesca Cernia Slovin?s The Last Walk essays its completion. Another inveterate walker, Nietzsche, once remarked that ?only ideas had while walking, only ideas that have been digested and expelled, have value.? As he and Rousseau both knew, this idea and practice is perennial: from the pre-Socratics who in effect walked from the peripheries of mainland Greece to plant the roots of fundamental questioning there, through the peripatetic philosophers, until any current moment. Since at least Montaigne, traveling has remained the privileged metaphor of the reflective essay, the critical assaying of one?s contemporary culture from a perspective simultaneously within and outside it. In Maurice Blanchot?s words in L?attente, l?oubli: ?Time and time again, walking and always marking time, another country, other cities, other roads, the same country.? Voltaire remarks that ?Rousseau wrote with fire in his pen.? Echoing eighteenth-century style, The Last Walk is captivating literary and philosophical invention, intertwining the discourses of his critics with those of a quintessential hero walking from the Enlightenment through the immediate pre-Revolutionary period to Romanticism with beguiling ambiguity. Like a flame, Rousseau wavers between memory and delirium, embodying at once the fragility of belief and the power of illusion. Rousseau?s relationship to his milieu and its major global protagonists, from Europe to England and back, is envisioned here as ?paranoid? in the double sense not only of clinical pathology but also its etymology, para-nous?the reasoning madness that is parallel and irreducible to whatever commonly passes as Reason. This luminous historical fiction is based on extensive historical, archival, and geographical research. With keen and critical awareness of the vast secondary literature, vividly recreated?though interior monologue, dialogue, and objectivity?are Rousseau?s emotional and thought processes just prior to death: his relationship to nature, everyday life, intimate friends and lovers, and the leading intellectuals of his day, his enemies imagined and real. Nearly consumed by this complex persecution, Rousseau returns at age sixty-six to Ermenonville, country estate of Marquis de Girardin, a long walk from Jean-Jacques Paris. The Marquis, his sincere admirer, is an incurable Enlightenment opportunist; the Marquise is a severe but sensitive judge and the embodiment of nascent woman?s liberation. Our fourth main protagonist is Th?r?se, Jean-Jacques?s illiterate former housekeeper, washerwoman, lifelong companion, and now wife. As she and the Marquise exchange reflections on Jean Jacques and on contemporary life, The Last Walk, ?in a single language, makes the double speech heard? (Blanchot). Lucidly melancholic, the tireless walker begins the last walk of the Enlightenment, the first walk of Revolution and Romanticism, and now still continuing today. Unlike Odysseus, Rousseau will be dead in two days. Anxious that his illustrious guest has eluded him, the Marquis rides out to fetch Rousseau back to him, also to the Marquise. At their estate, Th?r?se exchanges memories and reflections with her mistress. The Last Walk weaves back and forth between multiply interlocked memories: Th?r?se with the Marquise, the Marquis with himself as he rides alone, and, ultimately, Rousseau?s last reverie, now our own. The slaughter bench of history?the Revolution and the Terror?awaits.
Category: Fiction

Lulu Walks The Dogs

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 9781442435803
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lulu needs help from a boy named Fleischman if she is to earn money walking her neighbors' dogs, and she finds out that if she wants her business venture to succeed, she has to be nice.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Snarleyyow Or The Dog Fiend

Author : Frederick Marryat
ISBN : NYPL:33433074880968
Genre : English fiction
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Snake In The Glass

Author : Sarah Atwell
ISBN : 1101140003
Genre : Fiction
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Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson’s Warehouse District. Between teaching her craft and selling her wares, she has plenty to do—not to mention the occasional murder that shatters her routine... A nervous stranger has appeared at Emmeline’s glassblowing studio, begging to use her kiln for an experimental gem treatment. It’s a little odd, but it doesn’t seem like something to be alarmed about. But when a dead body found in the desert turns out to be a close friend of his, Em begins to wonder if there's more than meets the eye to his simple request. Soon Em finds herself following trails in the lawless land of the Arizona desert and the nearby Indian reservations, while her police chief boyfriend searches for a way to crack the case...
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The Business Of Dog Walking How To Make A Living Doing What You Love

Author : Veronica Boutelle
ISBN : 9781617811302
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Turn Dog Walking into a Profitable Business Professional dog walking is a booming business. Over forty percent of U.S. households include a dog and the number is rising steadily. No wonder, then, that demand for dog walking services also keeps growing. But there’s a huge difference between throwing a leash on a few dogs and charging for it and running a professional dog walking business. To be a successful dog walker, you must be dog savvy and business savvy. Veronica Boutelle has helped thousands of dog walkers set up and run successful enterprises. This book tells you how. Find Out: • What it takes to make a lucrative living walking dogs • How to set up your business for success from the get-go • What you need to know about dog behavior and safety • How to stand out with targeted marketing in a competitive field
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