Posts Tagged: pets

The Rumpus Interview with Bronwen Dickey

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Bronwen Dickey discusses Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, her examination of one of the most feared dog breeds, how the media changes perceptions, and what Eliza Doolittle might have to say about this. ...more

Woman’s Best Friend

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At The Establishment, Laura Bogart writes a heartwarming ode to her the special type of love that exists only between human and canine—the kind of love she says she’s always been searching for:

Together, we built a life from endless repetitions of “sit, stay, come, good”; from my coaching her into a calmer, more confident dog (and me into a calmer, more confident guardian); from taking our dinners together in front of the TV, with me armchair quarterbacking political candidates and sitcom characters alike, and her harrumphing from her dog bed; and from taking those long walks where we fell into that easy stride, her head at my hip.

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The Rumpus Interview with Nina Stibbe

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Author Nina Stibbe discusses her new novel Paradise Lodge, our obsession with character likeability, and how she more than flirts with feminism. ...more

This Is Not a Story About a Ghost

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This is a story about memory. About neurons misfiring, about the strange space between dream and awake, that feeling, when I’m falling asleep, of falling backwards, swinging my arms up to catch myself. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Dean Koontz

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Dean Koontz talks about his newest novel, Ashley Bell, overcoming self-doubt, and “what this incredibly beautiful language of ours allows you to do.” ...more

Dog Lab

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One day, I saw on the schedule Canine Cardiophysiology Lab. By then I had already carved up human carcasses in anatomy class . . . . Memories of mellifluous verses about springtime and the stark insights of Shakespearian tragedies had long since faded. I went through the motions without rest, a zombie memorizing body parts. ...more

A Writer’s Best Friend

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As the saying has it, a dog is a man’s best friend, but dogs are not always the pets of choice among the literary greats. Ernest Hemingway had his six-toed cats, Flannery O’Connor had her peacocks, and Vladimir Nabokov had his butterflies as Rumpus contributor Tim Taranto illustrates in his piece “Author’s Best Friend: The Pets of Literary Greats,” featured in The Paris Review.

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