My dog Tulip
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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Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
Heartwarming and profound, this account of one writer's relationship with his beloved German sheperd is a masterpiece of animal literature.
The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the"ideal friend" he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.
My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair.
My Dog Tulip was adapted into a major motion picture in 2010.
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Green Hills Kids
|series||New York Review Books classics|
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Ackerley, J. R. -- (Joe Randolph), -- 1896-1967
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Dog owners -- Great Britain -- Biography
Dogs -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes
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My Dog Tulip
My dog Tulip / J.R. Ackerley ; introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
|title_short||My dog Tulip|
Ackerley, J. R
Biography & Autobiography