In this lyrical and beautifully written book, Raimond Gaita tells inspirational, poignant, sometimes funny but never sentimental stories of the dogs, cats and cockatoos that lived and died within his own family. The Philosopher''s Dog is above all a book about our creatureliness and its place in the understanding of our humanity.
''Enjoyable and rather beautiful book ... charming [and] genuinely illuminating.'' - The Guardian
''Provocative and liberating.'' - The Telegraph
''An outstanding exercise in seeing things clearly.'' - The Independent
''The book possesses a peculiar charm and at the same time displays a welcome sinewy toughness in its thinking.'' - John Banville, Irish Times
''Poignant and illuminating.'' - Roger Scruton, Sunday Telegraph
''Gaita tells his stories with tremendous charm and literary skill which is very moving ... exhilarating.'' - Scottish Daily Mail
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Taylor & Francis
April 21, 2004
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