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 extraordinarily well-travelled wolf. 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: London : Granta Books, 2009, c2008.
Characteristics: x, 246 p. : ill.