Day: June 15, 2016

Literature Reviews

Hallmark / Hulton Getty Picture Library: Pussycats

Feline Mini-Masterpieces Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the cat lovers among your friends; or for that little extra on top of another gift? Look no further, I think you may have found it. “Pussycats” is the cat-themed entry in the mini-picture book series from the Hallmark/Hulton Getty photograph collection (whose dog-themed entry is […]

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Literature Reviews

Mordecai Siegal, James R. Richards (eds.), et al.: The Cornell Book of Cats

Indispensable “A cat is only technically an animal, being divine.” – Robert Lynd. “The twenty-first century may be the century of the cat,” says Franklin M. Loew, former Dean of Cornell University’s renowned College of Veterinary Medicine in this book’s preface, citing statistics according to which even at the end of the 20th century, the […]

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T.S. Eliot: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

For “cats are very much like you and me” … Based on works such as the poems “Prufrock” (1917) and “Ash Wednesday” (1930) and the drama “Murder in the Cathedral” (1935), American-born and naturalized British poet and future Nobel laureate T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot – also founder and editor of the literary journal Criterion – was […]

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