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My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley

My Dog Tulip

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My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley
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Aug 24, 2010 | ISBN 9781590174142

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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

“I remain an amused admirer of My Dog Tulip, partly because J. R. Ackerley tried to deliver the thoroughly physical world that dogs inhabit. It’s anthropomorphism in reverse, albeit with a human (and very British) narrator.” Gail Caldwell, The New York Times Book Review

“One of the bona-fide dog-lit classics.” —The New Yorker

“This is one of the greatest masterpieces of animal literature.” —Christopher Isherwood

“Out of print for years, Tulip, is now back to amaze, amuse, and somewhat dismay those lucky enough to receive her.” —Boston Globe


“[Ackerley] aimed to shock, and his success was heightened by the soapbubble sparkle and lightness of his prose.” —The New Criterion
 

“In its own quirky fashion, Ackerley’s wry valentine to his beloved pet is as much a book about the difficult art of living and loving as it is a dog story.” —Publishers Weekly
 

“I love this book because it shows respect and profound understanding of the animal on its own terms.” —Armistead Maupin

“This is the funniest, most poignant, and consider yourself warned preeminently disgusting of all the great dog books. First published in 1965, it portrays in the most affectionate terms what the dogless tend to consider outrageous transgressions.” —Katherine A. Powers, The Boston Globe
 

“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

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