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On Cats - by Charles Bukowski (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • "Acclaimed writer Charles Bukowski turns his signature eye on the world of felines.
  • Author(s): Charles Bukowski
  • 128 Pages
  • Literary Collections, letters

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About the Book



Felines touched a vulnerable spot in the unfathomable soul of Charles Bukowski, the Dirty Old Man of American letters. On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer's reflections on the animals he so admired. Bukowski's cats are fierce and demanding -- he captures them stalking their prey, crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care. Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered among his most profound teachers.



Book Synopsis



"Acclaimed writer Charles Bukowski turns his signature eye on the world of felines. A series of essays and poems all about cats, Bukowski's classic funny and frank tone becomes, at times, even endearing as he explores and honors the majestic creatures and our relationship with them." --Bustle

Felines touched a vulnerable spot in the unfathomable soul of Charles Bukowski, the Dirty Old Man of American letters. For the writer, there was something elemental about these inscrutable creatures, whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our beings. Bukowski considered cats to be forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love.

Funny and moving, On Cats offers Bukowski's musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. Poignant and free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered among his most profound teachers.



From the Back Cover



Felines touched a vulnerable spot in the unfathomable soul of Charles Bukowski, the Dirty Old Man of American letters. On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer's reflections on the animals he so admired. Bukowski's cats are fierce and demanding--he captures them stalking their prey, crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care.

Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered among his most profound teachers.



Review Quotes




"This anthology of [Bukowski's] poems and short prose honors the animals that touched his soul. Bukowski captures the spirit of his own pet cats as fighters, hunters and survivors, including photos of himself with his charges." -- Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers

"When Time magazine dubbed poet Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) the 'laureate of the lowlife, ' it's doubtful they were referring to felines. Yet On Cats collects his musings on this enigmatic creature never fluffy and cute in his hands." -- Newsday

"Would you have guessed the hard-drinking writer whose life inspired the film 'Barfly' would have a soft spot for felines? Editor Abel Debritto has pulled together Bukowski poems and prose about cats, friendly and respectful but not gooey - and given Bukowski's other preoccupations, not for kids." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Acclaimed writer Charles Bukowski turns his signature eye on the world of felines. A series of essays and poems all about cats, Bukowski's classic funny and frank tone becomes, at times, even endearing as he explores and honors the majestic creatures and our relationship with them." -- Bustle

"Photos throughout show the author's delight in his pets-which just might inspire cat-lovers to become Bukowski fans, and vice versa. On Cats would be a meaningful gift for either, or both." -- Book Page

"Cat fanatics and fans of Charles Bukowski, you now have something in common. Bukowski heralds the feline through his powerful words with a touch of humor, although the book never makes fun of the animal that he calls 'the beautiful devil.'" -- Brit & Co

"If you know those souls who treasure, endure and delight in both cats and life - you lucky kings and queens of literature loving crowd - this is the book for you." -- The Review Broads

"A treat for any Bukowski fan." -- Entertainment Realm


Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: .2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 128
Genre: Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Letters
Publisher: Ecco Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Charles Bukowski
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51896088
UPC: 9780062651433
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-8410
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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