Free Read Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir - by Lydia Davis, Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir, Lydia Davis, Alfred Ollivant s Bob Son of Battle The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir Bob Son of Battle is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock so deeply devoted to his master James Moore and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the rugged mountains of England s North Country that young though he is he is already known as Owd Bob In a recent contest Bob has prove Free Read Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir - by Lydia Davis - Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir, Alfred Ollivant s Bob Son of Battle The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir Bob Son of Battle is a sheepdog so canny and careful of his flock so deeply devoted to his master James Moore and so admired for his poise and wisdom by the residents of a small village in the ru

  • Title: Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir
  • Author: Lydia Davis
  • ISBN: 9781590177297
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. Lydia Davis

    Lydia Davis, acclaimed fiction writer and translator, is famous in literary circles for her extremely brief and brilliantly inventive short stories In fall 2003 she received one of 25 MacArthur Foundation Genius awards In granting the award the MacArthur Foundation praised Davis s work for showing how language itself can entertain, how all that what one word says, and leaves unsaid, can hold a reader s interest Davis grants readers a glimpse of life s previously invisible details, revealing new sources of philosophical insights and beauty In 2013 She was the winner of the Man Booker International prize.Davis s recent collection, Varieties of Disturbance May 2007 , was featured on the front cover of the Los Angeles Times Book Review and garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly Her Samuel Johnson Is Indignant 2001 was praised by Elle magazine for its Highly intelligent, wildly entertaining stories, bound by visionary, philosophical, comic prose part Gertrude Stein, part Simone Weil, and pure Lydia Davis Davis is also a celebrated translator of French literature into English The French government named her a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her fiction and her distinguished translations of works by Maurice Blanchot, Pierre Jean Jouve, Michel Butor and others.Davis recently published a new translation the first in than 80 years of Marcel Proust s masterpiece, Swann s Way 2003 , the first volume of Proust s In Search of Lost Time A story of childhood and sexual jealousy set in fin de siecle France, Swann s Way is widely regarded as one of the most important literary works of the 20th century.The Sunday Telegraph London called the new translation A triumph that will bring this inexhaustible artwork to new audiences throughout the English speaking world Writing for the Irish Times, Frank Wynne said, What soars in this new version is the simplicity of language and fidelity to the cambers of Proust s prose Davis translation is magnificent, precise Davis s previous works include Almost No Memory stories, 1997 , The End of the Story novel, 1995 , Break It Down stories, 1986 , Story and Other Stories 1983 , and The Thirteenth Woman stories, 1976.Grace Paley wrote of Almost No Memory that Lydia Davis is the kind of writer who makes you say, Oh, at last brains, language, energy, a playfulness with form, and what appears to be a generous nature The collection was chosen as one of the 25 Favorite Books of 1997 by the Voice Literary Supplement and one of the 100 Best Books of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times Davis first received serious critical attention for her collection of stories, Break It Down, which was selected as a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award The book s positive critical reception helped Davis win a prestigious Whiting Writer s Award in 1988.She is the daughter of Robert Gorham Davis and Hope Hale Davis From 1974 to 1978 Davis was married to Paul Auster, with whom she has a son, Daniel Auster Davis is currently married to painter Alan Cote, with whom she has a son, Theo Cote She is a professor of creative writing at University at Albany, SUNY.Davis is considered hugely influential by a generation of writers including Jonathan Franzen, David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, who once wrote that she blows the roof off of so many of our assumptions about what constitutes short fiction.

835 thoughts on “Alfred Ollivant's Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir”

  1. I m not sure if I read this as a child or not but I m reasonably sure I ve seen one of the movie adaptations Much of the book seemed familiar but as if I d watched it, not read it For many years, this was a classic children s book but it s seen less use in recent years, at least here in the US I suspect the setting and dialogue have a lot to do with that Set in England s sheep country in the early 1900 s, the accent and dialogue are thick in the original and it uses a lot of words no longer use [...]


  2. This amazing story is one not to be missed First published in 1898 it went on to become a classic in both the UK and the US It is a story of good and evil and how good prevails Two sheepdogs, totally different in looks, temperament, and purpose, vie for the Shepherd s trophy admids an ongoing feud from their owners where jealousy, hatred and covetous reign The storyteller extraordinare weaves a love story, a heart breaking and tragic relational story between a father and son, and a mysterious su [...]


  3. What an interesting read An old classic brought back to life, through these pages of this new version In this version the author has brought back to life the story of Bob, the Last Gray of Kenmuir Bob is a sheep dog, with competition in Red Wull, a vicious dog also know as The Tailless Tyke His owner is a lonely Scott, Adam McAdam, who is also a bit antagonistic Troubles comes in the way of Sheep being slaughtered by a rogue dog This is actually Red Wull s tale A dark tale to be sure, but an ent [...]


  4. I loved the original version when I was growing up, and I think it heavily influenced my later interest in herding breeds Reading it now, though, I don t know what to think of it On the one hand, it s stuffed with inaccuracies about dog interactions, reflects the sexist attitudes of its time, portrays the cavalier attitudes toward child abuse of its time, and the melodrama is through the roof On the other hand, it still captures the reader, captures a lot of truth about the dog human relationshi [...]


  5. I can t imagine this book being published by anyone but NYRB Thinking as a bookseller, this is one of those books that might struggle to find the right reader It s not obvious to me that a lot of middle grade readers will eagerly pick up a book about shepherds and sheep dogs in 19th century England And although the prose is clean and elegant thanks to Lydia Davis s modernization , this book is closer to Hardy than to any of the middle grade I ve seen come out in the last five or thirty years Hav [...]


  6. I absolutely loved this book It was my first time reading it and it and it definitely captured my heart I only wish now that I had read it aloud to my children while they were all still at home



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