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echoed by real life friends so I feel the roller coaster ride of his outlook on life is not exaggerated More by real life friends so I feel the roller coaster ride of his outlook on life is not exaggerated More on my StoryGraph page I would have given it 3 stars but the ending was atrocious This story follows a man born with a dogs head It S An Interesting Premise But Very Sad And Drawn Out an interesting premise but very sad and drawn out Dog s Head doesn t have the same poetry that is attributed to most other works of magical realism an aspect of the genre that I particularly like Although the metaphor is pretty straightforward and maybe even a little heavy handed I did have a visceral reaction to the story by the end Not my favorite but worth reading I read this for a university class and at first I wasn t really into it but it was actually really profound It s such a simple story but the message is there and the author really knows how to incorporate it in the story through Edmond s personal journey living with a dog s *head and trying to be accepted by society. Irit Henri Peyre The Saturday ReviewDutourd *and trying to be accepted by society. Irit Henri Peyre The Saturday ReviewDutourd well have dropped his story at this point had it been his intention simply to excoriate the human race for its treatment of those who are physically afflicted Instead he presses on in his terse deadpan prose to teach a lesson to the afflicted of the world as well Time A Dog's Head is one of the most curious most beautifully conceived and written fantasies ou've ever come across J H Jackson San Francisco Chronicle A Dog's Head is an excellent joke in the worst possible taste and its author M Jean Dutourd is a satirist of the first rank New York. Eciate that It is a imaginative book although it is a sad story I enjoyed re reading it as adult as it is clearly a book for adults Kind of interesting read Had I not had to read it for a class I would never have picked it up And if I had known about it what I know now I probably wouldn t pick it up again A baby boy
with a spaniel s head is born to Monsieur and Madame Du Chaillu a spaniel s head is born to Monsieur and Madame Du Chaillu this 1951 novella Wendy Doniger s foreword suggests some of the ways the book has been read and can be read an ideological satire along the lines of Animal Farm or Candide as magical realism or as a parable of the outcast It s probably easiest to see it as the last Edmond Du Chaillu is handicapped by his dog s head et also happy in life He has a positive outlook even though many around him are moderately disgusted by his canine features He has a difficult time getting a good j I liked this sweet honest sad portrait of a lonely man I ve heard certain sentiment. With fundamental problems of man's existence a tale that is sad eyed witty and often very funny Charles J Rolo New York Times Book ReviewA tiny masterpiece in the French classical tradition Stylish elegant and witty and told with an apparent lightheartedness that points to rather than obscures the hero's essential tragedy P L Travers New York Herald TribuneWit a good deal of shrewd classical allusion and a Voltarian satire are the book's assets Edmund Fuller Chicago TribuneThe work of an expert craftsman and of a careful writer of prose ending with the rarest gift in modern letters the comic sp. .
For me there was much to take away from this book It s only 150 pages long but packs a punch has never been truer A book that would be especially interesting to discuss with other people I thinkReview A rare compelling book from an excellent French literary satirist Magical realism like Sci Fi and crime tales has the power to bring us uickly into an alternate reality What would it be like to live and *work on a ship floating through space Star Trek What would I do if I were the head of a crime * on a ship floating through space Star Trek What would I do if I were the head of a crime The Godfather How would I feel if I woke up in the body of a giant bug The Metamorphosis This book travels down the what if path with both realism and heart By turns funny and heartbreaking this is a book for anyone who has ever felt differentRecommended I had first read this book when I was around 12 ears old but could not remember the title The discussion group What s The Name Of That Boo on Goodreads helped me find the name of the bookand I appr. Jean Dutourd's A Dog's Head is a wonderful piece of magical realism reminiscent of Voltaire Borges and Kafka With biting wit Dutourd presents the story of Edmund Du Chaillu a boy born to his bourgeois parents's horror with the head of a spaniel Edmund must endure his school mate's
teasing as well as an urge to carry a newspaper in his mouth This is the storyas well as an urge to carry a newspaper in his mouth This is the story his life trials and joys as he searches for a normal life of worth and love Dutourd is a fine craftsman whose work has the classic virtues of brevity lucidity and concentration He has written a sardonic divertissement that concerns itself.