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Outside of a Dog free pdf Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx "Outside of a Dog" is the captivating account of twenty-five books drawn from the fields of literature, psychology and philosophy, and a memoir of a reading self. Tracing the formative role books have played in his life, Rick Gekoski trains the same ironic and analytic eye on these books and their authors as he does on himself. The result is unique: a sustained, witty book dedicated to the proposition that we are what we read. "Outside of A Dog" might be described as an intellectual bibliomemoir, except that the author regards the noun 'intellectual' as a term of abuse. Gekoski's twenty-five include: Dr. Seuss, "Horton Hatches the Egg"- Magnus Hirschfeld 'Sexual Anomalies and Perversions'- Allen Ginsberg, "Howl"- J.D. Salinger, "The Catcher in the Rye"- T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land"- Descartes, Meditations- David Hume, "An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding"- W.B. Yeats, "The Collected Poems"- F.R. Leavis, "The Common Pursuit"- Matthew Arnold, "Culture and Anarchy"- Tom Wolfe, "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"- Ludwig Wittgenstein, "Philosophical Investigations"- R.D. Laing, "The Divided Self"- Germaine Greer, "The Female Eunuch"- D.H. Lawrence, "Women in Love"- A.S. Neill, "Summerhill"- Roald Dahl, "Matilda"- Alice Miller, "Pictures of a Childhood"- A.J. Ayer, "Language, Truth, and Logic"- Sigmund Freud, "The Interpretation of Dreams"- Carl Hiaasen, "Double Whammy"- Peter Wright, "Spycatcher"- and Rick Gekoski, "Staying Up".

About Rick Gekoski

Rick Gekoski came from his native America to do a Ph.D at Oxford, and went on to teach English at the University of Warwick. In 1982, sick of lecturing, he decided to become a full-time rare book dealer, specialising in important twentieth-century first editions and manuscripts. He lives in London and spends time each year in Paris and New Zealand.

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Author : Rick Gekoski
Publisher : Constable
Data Published : 25 August 2009
ISBN : 1849012423
EAN : 9781849012423
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 143 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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