Based on diaries, letters, and other contemporary accounts, these five miniature biographies allow us unparalleled intimacy with women of genius in their hours of domestic ease and inner vulnerability. Shaggy Muses also enchants us with a pack of new friends: Flush, Keeper, Carlo, Foxy, Linky, Grizzle, Pinka, and all the other devoted canines who loved and served these great writers.
©2007 Maureen Adams; (P)2007 Books on Tape
"Lovers of both dogs and classic writers will identify with this sweet, quirky book." (Publishers Weekly)
Reading the description of this book I thought I was purchasing a collection of writings by the subjects that centre on their pets. No such thing. As stated a little later in the description, they are potted biographies by a dog lover. This book isn't a collection of literary curiosities. It isn't literary at all. It's a pop biography written from a specific stance. You might like it, but I was reading hoping for the words of those it deals with; no such luck. For me it was a huge let down. Oh, and the narrator should look up the pronunciation of English place names, especially Torquay! Very annoying.
"poignant and insightful"
well researched examination of the bond between noted writers and their companion animals. The author gives us a fresh perspective on the lives of a select group of literary women authors, spanning the late 1800s to the yearly 20th century. Anyone who loves literature and dogs will be deeply moved by these bio-profiles.
Sums it all up ..... The creative flows from limbic resonance.
Enjoyed very much learning of others deep attachment to their dogs
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