The Philosopher and the Wolf
Lessons From the Wild on Love, Death, and HappinessBook - 2009
This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf. After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Breinin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to Mark's house and its contents were dire. As a result, Brenin and Mark went everywhere together--from classroom lecture to Ireland, England, and France. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death. By turns funny (what do you do when your wolf eats your air-conditioning unit?) and poignant, this life-affirming book will make you reappraise what it means to be human.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2009
Characteristics: x, 246 p. : port. ; 22 cm
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
Call Number: 128 ROWLANDS