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Where have all the horses gone?

Eric Banks: Horse Power

5 July 2018
The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey through Human History 
by Susanna Forrest.
Atlantic, 418 pp., £9.99, October 2017, 978 0 85789 900 2
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Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship 
by Ulrich Raulff, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp.
Penguin, 448 pp., £9.99, February 2018, 978 0 14 198317 2
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... them as pets,’ one miner said. ‘A pit pony would get you back to the stables in the dark. You just held on to its tail or mane and kept walking.’In Farewell to the Horse, the literary critic UlrichRaulff is alert to the absurdities, paradoxes, curiosities and comic possibilities associated with the human reliance on the horse. Take the ‘pastoral incident’ in Laurence Sterne’s Sentimental ...

Diary

Anthony Grafton: Warburg

1 April 1999
... used to form part of the stacks, a Warburg professor lives and does research, on a subject somehow connected with Warburg or his Institute. Another who played a big part in the Warburg revival was UlrichRaulff, a historian, and a powerful writer, who edits the Feuilleton of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a daily miscellany in which children’s books and lyric poetry, rock music CDs and ...

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