The Dog's Last Walk

(And Other Pieces)
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 9. März 2017
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  • 304 Seiten
 
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978-1-4088-4530-1 (ISBN)
 
'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.
1. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • London
  • |
  • Großbritannien
978-1-4088-4530-1 (9781408845301)

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Howard Jacobson
  • Cover
  • A Note on the Author
  • Dedication
  • By the Same Author
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The dog's last walk
  • So long as there are women laughing, civilisation's safe
  • Experience is lovelier than innocence
  • How to live forever
  • God is me
  • Sweet boy, that Jihadi John
  • All sportsmen die in hotels
  • Did you see what my arm just did?
  • Darts: the last refuge of the serious
  • The erotic gravitas of George Galloway
  • Toast
  • In God's name, why?
  • Fisherman's friend
  • Ignorance is Bravo Lima India Sierra Sierra
  • In the country of the deaf the man with subtitles is king
  • Phoney racists
  • 'Get out of my face!'
  • Raising the age of consent
  • Arrivederci Raffaele
  • Rejoice!
  • Fanatics only ever read one book
  • Boris and the bikes
  • Strictly turn-off
  • Who dunnit? The one who dunnit last time
  • Smiley face
  • There was a rabbi of Kiev
  • A pocket manual of blame
  • Death is Venice
  • How not to be a knob
  • The glorious madness of Wisden
  • You're going the wrong way, mate
  • Let's introduce ourselves: what's your username?
  • How very dare you
  • You can't enjoy Proust or aloo gobi standing up
  • Nice porn
  • The shame that outlives us
  • Calm down, dear
  • The New Barbarism
  • Shoot the highwayman
  • But what if I don't want to connect to you?
  • Nostril hair and the university
  • How to be hip
  • Peace
  • The sweet seductiveness of loss
  • Nellie, I am Catherine Earnshaw
  • The phoenix and the turtle
  • The wages of indulgence is darts
  • What's Hecuba to you?
  • In Leonard Cohen's fedora you too can look like L. S. Lowry
  • The unhappy wanderer
  • At least the old aren't young
  • There's always another Dark Lady
  • Bastard
  • Scrooge
  • Is that all there is?
  • Flyting, sledging, and where to stick your asterisks
  • Wasp watching
  • Steady on, Lawrence
  • Conformity kills
  • Happy now?
  • A self-effacing man
  • When enough's enough
  • The world turned upside down
  • Down and out in Covent Garden
  • The star is fallen
  • Advice to a young artist: Don't be yourself
  • Cropper
  • Tenho saudades tuas
  • Preacher man
  • American buffalo
  • Norovirus
  • Nani in space
  • The Queen versus Edward Snowden
  • Into the digital darkness
  • Nights in white satin
  • nuns in red nighties
  • Killing is a serious business
  • In praise of insincerity
  • The ghost speech
  • Yes but no but
  • And no I said no I won't No: Molly Bloom decides against casting a vote in the 2015 elections
  • Culpability Brown
  • Don't ask me
  • Dumb also degrades
  • The dying bug
  • Weeping in the new year
  • Is that a bomb you're carrying or are you just pleased to see me?
  • Damnation for dummies
  • Remembering Odin Testostenhammur
  • Clowns
  • It isn't a day of rest we need, it's a day unlike the day before
  • These things of darkness
  • Offence is sacred
  • And it's goodnight from him
  • A Note on the Type
  • Adverts
  • Copyright

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