The Dog Allusion
Pets, Gods and How to be Human
By (author) Martin Rowson
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Dog Allusion by Martin Rowson
Book DescriptionAs with dogs, so with gods - by and large, you should blame the owners.' A particular trait, common to all human civilisations, is the worship of non-human entities with followings of devotees who claim that their reverence can transport them to transcendental heights of complete and unfettered love. Do we mean God? No - we mean Dog. Dogs and other pets we've been keeping and loving since we began walking on two feet. But why do we love God - and pets - so much when their capriciousness sometimes suggests that they don't love us back? In this wise, witty and highly topical book, celebrated cartoonist and novelist Martin Rowson argues that rationally, the whole enterprise of religion is a monumental and faintly ridiculous waste of time and money. But then again, so is pet-keeping.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099521334
(199mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A stocking-fodder sensation of classic Christmas carols told through the brilliantly British medium of pun, by the internationally renowned Guardian cartoonist, Martin Rowson.
Coalition Book, Hardback (September 2014)
A collection Martin Rowson's cartoons from the years of coalition
Limerickiad Volume III, Hardback (November 2013)» View all books by Martin Rowson
Every week since 2006, the award-winning cartoonist and writer Martin Rowson has been making a fool of himself in The Independent on Sunday by reducing the work of some of the world s best-loved writers to a series of puerile and filthy limericks. Following the success of the first two volumes of The Limerickad (from Gilgamesh to Jane Austen) ...
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Author Biography - Martin Rowson
Martin Rowson is an award-winning political cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Guardian, The Times, the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Mirror, the Scotsman, the Spectator, Tribune, Index on Censorship and The New Humanist. His previous publications include comic book adaptations of The Waste Land and Tristram Shandy, a novel, Snatches, published by Jonathan Cape in 2006 and a memoir, Stuff. He lives with his wife in south-east London.
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