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Baas en hond: Een idylle Thomas Mann

Baas en hond: Een idylle

Thomas Mann

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ISBN : 9789029530026
Paperback
179 pages
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Bashan & I is the moving story of Th Manns relationship with a spirited German short-haired pointer. From their 1st encounter at a local farm, he reveals how he slowly grows to love this energetic, intelligent & loyal animal. Taking dailyMore Bashan & I is the moving story of Th Manns relationship with a spirited German short-haired pointer. From their 1st encounter at a local farm, he reveals how he slowly grows to love this energetic, intelligent & loyal animal. Taking daily walks in nearby parkland, he begins to understand & appreciate Bashan as a living being, witnessing his delight in chasing rabbits, deer & squirrels along with his careful investigations of stones, fallen branches & clumps of wet leaves. As the bond deepens, hes led to contemplate Bashans inner life & marvels at the ease with which the dog trusts him completely. Over time, the two develop deep mutual understanding, but theres always a sense of loss at never being able to enter the private world of his dear friend. He slowly becomes conscious of the eternal divide between humans & the rest of nature. Nonetheless, the relationship quietly moves to the forefront of his life. When theyre briefly separated, hes taken aback by the depth of his loneliness. This deep affection for another living creature helps him attain newfound understanding of love in all its complexity.1st published in 1916, translated into English in 1923, Bashan & I was heralded for its simple telling of how a dog became a priceless companion, an animal who brought meaning to the authors life.