My Dog Tulip

By J.R. Ackerley; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Introduction by)
(NYRB Classics, Paperback, 9780940322110, 208pp.)

Publication Date: September 30, 1999

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J.R. Ackerley's German shepherd Tulip was skittish, possessive, and wild, but he loved her deeply. This clear-eyed and wondering, humorous and moving book, described by Christopher Isherwood as one of the "greatest masterpieces of animal literature," is her biography, a work of faultless and respectful observation that transcends the seeming modesty of its subject. In telling the story of his beloved Tulip, Ackerley has written a book that is a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness abiding at the heart of all relationships.

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Praise For My Dog Tulip

"My Dog Tulip is the sublime and amusing tale of a cranky English intellectual who finds his 'ideal friend' in the form of an Alsatian bitch." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"To dog lovers, by the way, I recommend My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley--by far the best 'animal book' I've ever read." --Julia Glass


"One of the greatest books ever written by anybody in the world." --Truman Capote


"[The] first highbrow dog book ever written." --Punch Magazine


"[One of the] greatest masterpieces of animal literature." --Christopher Isherwood

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