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Herman, the Alsatian named after Melville, is gone, and strictly speaking, his owner has been dead for five years, too, and can no longer be brought cake or go for a walk in the woods. His friends picture him at the kitchen table making up stories, and refrain from sitting in his seat.

Andrew Purcell

I am a British freelance journalist based in New York. My principal clients are the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), the Sunday Herald (Scotland), the Guardian (UK) and BBC World Service radio. For a complete list of contents, click here. Twitter: @andrewpurcellny

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