“God created all the world, heaven and water, moon and sun. He created the human beings and the birds and the animals. But he did not create the dog. He had one already.”
Words of Indian wisdom
Award-winning writer Tor Åge Bringsværd has written a great many novels, short stories, dramatic works and picture books.
In WOOF, you will find dog creation myths, narratives about the dogs that belonged to gods and witches, the story told by the Nyanga people in Congo about how the dog gave us fire, the Inuit adventure tale about the woman who married a dog and the saga that tells about the dog who became king here in Trøndelag.
Bringsværd selects his material from religion, philosophy, myths, comics and films – and from all the corners of the world and all times. Here, we can learn about the many dog languages, and about the dogs who stalk starry skies and fairy tales and hell itself. Most of all, we will learn about the mysterious interconnectedness between two animals , who have wandered on Earth side by side for as long as anyone can remember – the dog and the human being.
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