The Philosopher and the Wolf


Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness

by Mark Rowlands

This fascinating book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf.

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After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Breinin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to Mark’s house and its contents were dire. As a result, Brenin and Mark went everywhere together-from classroom lecture to Ireland, England, and France.

More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death. By turns funny (what do you do when your wolf eats your air-conditioning unit?) and poignant, this life-affirming book will make you reappraise what it means to be human.

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Book Condition

Used – Like New




256 pages, 130x200x24mm


December 7, 2017 by Granta Books (first published 2008)


Nonfiction, Biography, Memoir, Philosophy

The Philosopher and the Wolf


1 in stock