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Fifteen dogs : an apologue (edició 2015)

de André Alexis

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"I wonder," said Hermes, "what it would be like if animals had human intelligence." "I'll wager a year's servitude," answered Apollo, "that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are if they were given human intelligence." And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old dog ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Andr ?Alexis' contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks.… (més)
Membre:Sage.E.Page
Títol:Fifteen dogs : an apologue
Autors:André Alexis
Informació:Toronto : Coach House Books, [2015]
Col·leccions:2019
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Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue de André Alexis

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    Senyor de les mosques de William Golding (charlie68)
    charlie68: A book that came into my mind while reading, perhaps similar themes.
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    La Crida del bosc de Jack London (Ciruelo)
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    Green Grass, Running Water de Thomas King (unlucky)
    unlucky: Both stories engage with mythology in interesting and novel ways to make philosophical points and both share a similar sense humour
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    La revolta dels animals de George Orwell (vancouverdeb)
    vancouverdeb: Both books use animals to illustrate human shortcomings and a base nature, animals gain human consciousness,both are allegories , and dystopian novels.
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    Watership Down de Richard Adams (charlie68)
    charlie68: Both use animals to move a story along and both have similar themes.
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Es mostren 1-5 de 45 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Fascinating book of 15 dogs that were given human intelligence, but maintain their canine attributes, because of a bet between 2 sons of Zeus who thinks that any other mortal being would be happier than humans at their death. ( )
  sjh4255 | May 4, 2021 |
For future readers, this book is much funnier than you think it could be. The subject matter, which included conversations between the gods, did not interest me at all. But since it won so many literary prizes and it was relatively short, I decided to give it a try. I thoroughly enjoyed it and, believe it or not, the conversations between the gods were funny. ( )
  FurbyKirby | Jan 5, 2021 |
The premise is that the Gods confer human consciousness on 15 dogs and this story follows them as they transition from dogs to humans on the inside but remain dogs on the outside.

Like all such stories they reveal just what a bunch or arseholes humans are by and large.

I found this to be absolutely wonderful, full of sadness, betrayal, loss and love, all the things we are famous for.

A great read for anyone with a heart. ( )
  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
Um if you've read this - message me - I think this book requires discussing
  SleepyBooksandCakes | Aug 22, 2020 |
This is another book where I'm not really sure where my feelings lie.
Primarily, I seem to find the idea of animals with human consciousness disturbing if this and Animal Farm are anything to go by. Other than that, I'm sure Alexis was trying to say something valuable and insightful here but I don't think I really got it. I enjoyed the journey though despite finding it difficult to stomach at times. ( )
  mackinsquash | Aug 15, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 45 (següent | mostra-les totes)
André Alexis has gone to the dogs. He’s gotten down on all fours, savoured canine experience through Homo sapien senses and emerged with a novel that, like last year’s exquisite Pastoral, commences as an inspired lark and only gradually accrues poignancy and trans-mammalian insight...Yet it is precisely because of this dogness and the contrast it engenders that these dogs’ struggle with intelligence speaks to us so acutely of what it means to be human. The accumulation of experience tells us who we are, and the passing of those experiences haunt us with what we’ve lost.
 
André Alexis’s new novella is an allegorical take on the value and detriment of human consciousness....Yet this story endeavours to delve even deeper by examining what German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once called humanity’s greatest conceit: our ability to invent knowledge...Alexis makes great use of what French writer François Caradec called “Poems for Dogs,” poetry that is meant to bear significance to both humans and dogs by concealing a dog’s name within a verse. ...In the same vein as George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Fifteen Dogs reveals universal truths about human nature by transferring consciousness and conscience to animals. Alexis masterfully dissects the discrepancies in the way humans think and feel, by posing large questions, such as: What is happiness? And what makes a life truly fulfilled? One by one, the dogs succumb to death in full awareness of their mortality and the demise of their language. But by the story’s end, Alexis makes clear that the virtues of love — of being in love and loved in return — is at the core of a good life.
 
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"I wonder," said Hermes, "what it would be like if animals had human intelligence." "I'll wager a year's servitude," answered Apollo, "that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are if they were given human intelligence." And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old dog ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Andr ?Alexis' contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks.

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