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WOOF: Rin Tin Tin and the Hero Dogs

By Amos St. Germain

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Susan Orlean’s recent book on the phenomenon of Rin Tin Tin has rekindled this author’s interest in “Rinty” and our fascination with animal heroes, particularly dogs. How does Rinty work as a hero? What does Rinty tell us about ourselves?


Katie Carroll

Date 2012
Pages 1-4
Publisher Northeast Popular Culture Association
Conference Title Notheast Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
Language English
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal roles
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Books
  4. Dogs
  5. Human-animal relationships
  6. Literature
  7. Mammals
  8. Pet ownership
  9. Pets and companion animals
  10. Popular Culture