Bandit by Vicki Hearne
Dossier of a Dangerous Dog

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Veteran dog trainer Vicki Hearne provides a penetrating examination of the interactions between animals and the human world. "Brilliant, fiery. Hearne captures a hundred nuances of the relation between people and animals. Anyone who likes dogs . . . will like Bandit."--Chicago Sun-Times. Hearne also is the author of Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name and a contributing editor for Harper's.
 

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Vicki Hearne (1946-2001) was a poet, writer, and dog and horse trainer. She is the author of several books, including "Nervous Horses" and "Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name."" "John Hollander is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. He is the author of numerous works of poetry and criticism, most recently of "The Work of Poetry,
 
Published November 1, 1991 by Harpercollins. 303 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Law & Philosophy, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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And that is no picayune point but one central to Hearne's argument that ``we have traded awareness for language.'' Caught up in the pit bull ``hysteria,'' Bandit, she argues, has been judged by the kangaroo court of language as being ``what he is not'': a pit bull and ``vicious.'' And so it is th...

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The case of a dog ordered put to death by the state of Connecticut in 1987 occasions poet, philosopher and animal trainer Hearne's ( Adam's Task) wide-ranging and brilliant discussion, equally saturat

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