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Black Dogs

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1992 (174 p., ISBN: 022403572X).

New York: Nan A. Talese, 1992 (149 p., ISBN: 0385425414).

London: Picador, 1993 (174 p., ISBN: 033032635X).

Toronto: Vintage Books, 1993 (174 p., ISBN: 0394280199).

New York: Bantam Books, 1994 (160 p., ISBN: 0553373676).

Les chiens noirs (French / Trans. by Suzanne V Mayoux). Paris: Gallimard, 1994 (251 p., ISBN: 2070401138).

Cani neri (Italian). Torino: Einaudi, 1995 (181 p., ISBN: 8806135031).

Siyah Kopekler (Turkish). Arion Yayinevi, 1995 (ISBN: 9755710302).

Cerní psi (Czech / Trans. by Vanda Oaklandová). Brno: Jota, 1996 (198 p., ISBN: 8085617846).

Kelavim shehorim (Hebrew / Trans. by Tal Nitsan-Keren). Tel Aviv: 'Am 'oved, 1997 (234 p., ISBN: 965131205X).

London: Vintage, 1998 (174 p., ISBN: 0099277085).

Czarne psy (Polish / Trans. by Marek Fedyszak). Warszawa: Prószynski i S-ka, 1998 (165 p., ISBN: 8371803281).

New York: Doubleday, 1999 (149 p., ISBN: 0385494327).

Melnie suni (Latvia). Izdevnieciba AGB, 1999 (141 p.).

Reviews and Criticism
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Morrow, Bradford. 'Hounds of Heaven or Hell', Washington Post Book World, 25 October 1992: 4.

O Briant, Don. 'Fiction Digest: Black Dogs', Atlanta Journal Constitution, 1 November 1992: N11.

Kakutani, Michiko. 'How a Family Story Describes Europe', New York Times, 3 November 1992: C18.

Taylor, Robert. 'Black Dogs: Fine Writing, but Abstract Characters', Boston Globe, 4 November 1992: 54.

Pesetsky, Bette, 'Irreconcilable Passions', New York Times Book Review, 45, 8 November 1992: 7.

Begley, Adam, 'Vicious Visions', Detroit News, 11 November 1992: F3.

Carrington, Tim, 'Bookshelf: Love and Discord in Cold War-Era Europe', Wall Street Journal, 16 November 1992: A8.

Grimes, William. 'Rustic Calm Inspires McEwan Tale of Evil', New York Times, 18 November 1992: C19.

Brent, Frances Padorr, 'Seeing the 'Debased Imagination' That Shapes History', Chicago Tribune, 20 December 1992: 14.

Cosgrove, Benedict, 'The Hidden Forces That Imperil Love', San Francisco Chronicle, 20 December 1992: 3.

Swartley, Ariel, 'Fissures Under the Crust', Los Angeles Times, 20 December 1992: 3.

Fried, Kerry, 'Criminal Elements', New York Review of Books, 40:1/2, 14 January 1993: 36-37.

Kimble, Cary. 'Ghostly Images and Evil Within', Washington Times, 25 April 1993: B6.

Delville, Michel, 'Marsilio Ficino and Political Syncretism in Ian McEwan's Black Dogs', Notes on Contemporary Literature, 26:3, 1996: 11-12.

Lang, James Martin. "Dialogues With History in Post-War British Fiction." Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University, 1997.

Pedot, Richard. 'Une narration en quête de son sujet: chemin ce l'écriture et écriture du chemin dans Black Dogs de Ian McEwan', Études britanniques contemporaines, 11, 1997: 67-75.

Morrison, Jago, 'Narration and Unease in Ian McEwan's Later Fiction', Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 42:3, Spring 2001: 253-268.

Payandeh, Hossein. 'The Universal Pandemic of Violence: A Narratological Reading of Ian McEwan's Black Dogs', The Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 2:1, Winter 2004.

Anja Müller-Wood and J. Carter Wood 'Bringing the Past to Heel: History, Identity and Violence in Ian McEwan's Black Dogs', Literature and History, 16:2, (Autumn 2007): 43-56.

Study Resources

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Reading Group Guide for Black Dogs: Includes discussion questions and author biography.

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