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Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with companionship, affection, mystery and innumerable metaphors; cats cast a mirror on their beholders; cats endlessly captivate and hypnotise, frustrate and delight. And to poets, in particular, these enigmatic creatures are the most delightful and beguiling of muses (Charles Baudelaire: "the sole source of amusement in one's lodgings") as they go about purring, prowling, hunting, playing, meowing and napping, often oblivious to their so-called masters (Jorge Luis Borges: "you live in other time, lord of your realm-a world as closed and separate as a dream").Cat Poems offers a litter of odes to our beloved felines by Charles Baudelaire, Stevie Smith, Christopher Smart, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rainer Maria Rilke, Muriel Spark, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound and many others.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780811227506
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Publication Date: 16 Mar 2018
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 15.2(H) x 10.4(L) x 1(W)
Weight (gm): 89

 

Reviews

"If I were not a Christian, I would worship the cat." -- Muriel Spark

 

Author Biography

Tynan Kogane is an editor at New Directions.
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