Bruno’s Days and Dreams: Edward Carpenter and the queerness of domestic dogs, by Jonathan Green

Perhaps the most striking feature of Edward Carpenter’s life was his vast network of friends and acquaintances. Sheila Rowbotham lists an enormous circle of writers, politicians, radicals, and lovers.[1] My subject is none of these. Possibly, no individual in this circle has received as little attention. Nonetheless, my subject was one of the first inhabitants of Millthorpe Cottage, the geographical centre of Carpenter’s following, living there for over a decade. I am speaking of Bruno, Carpenter’s dog. The silence about Bruno likely stems from the fact that Carpenter’s published account is little more…continue reading →