fredag 2 maj 2008


From The Book of the Cat by Mabel Humphrey
Simon's (Stuck In A Book) cat talk the other day made me think of books I've read about cats. I'm sure I've read more than I can remember — without consulting my book cases I only can think of five:
Lilian Jackson Braun, "The Cat Who-books"
Sheila Burnford, "The Incredible Journey"
James Herriot has written several
Rudyard Kipling, "The Cat that walked by Himself"
Doris Lessing "On Cats"
I know that Gutenberg has some books about cats for children with lovely illustrations but wanted to know if they had other cat-books. I typed cat in the search box and got 421 matches! But I soon realized that most of the matches had nothing with cats to do. A computer mind doesn't distinguish between cat, catacomb, cathedral, Catullus or Catskills! Some of the titles I had to read twice before I found the cat in them, like: The advocate, The Mind and its Education or The Pit prop Syndicate. I'm sure some of those non-cat-books are interesting even if it wasn't what I was looking for. "Division of Words Rules for the Division of Words at the Ends of Lines, with Remarks on Spelling, Syllabication and Pronunciation" by Hamilton, Frederick W. for example — I probably could benefit from reading it..
I did find some books I haven't seen before that I'll look at when I have time.

The Rubáiyát of a Persian Kitten by Oliver Herford

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