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Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse

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ISBN13: 9780679435822
ISBN10: 0679435824
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In the vein of his bestselling French for Cats, Henry Beard has assembled a brilliant anthology of treasured works by feline poets. Includes "Do Not Go Gentle to That Damned Vet" by Dylan Thomas's cat, "The Human" by Edgar Allan Poe's cat and other works. Poetry for Cats will prove as thrilling as a stiff shot of catnip. Color illustrations.

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Pathi, May 15, 2010 (view all comments by Pathi)
In the Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse by Henry Beard you will notice how much influence humans have on cats. Cats will not like having this pointed out. Cats will not play with toys just because you want to play. Cats appear to think independently, but their poetry betrays them.

A charming book with cats belonging to many poets that I love and have loved since my school days. The poetry begins at the dawn of time with a verse translation of "Grendel’s Dog", from Beocat by the Unknown Author’s Cat. (translated by the Editor’s cat.)
We soon progress to "The Cat’s Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer’s Cat, written of course in the Middle English of the period. But it is only when we come to "Hamlet’s Cat’s Soliloquy", from the play, Hamlet’s Cat by William Shakespeare’s Cat that we experience the inner monologue of the modern cat’s eternal dilemma:
“To go outside, and there perchance to stay/Or to remain within; that is the question:/Whether ‘tis better for a cat to suffer the cuffs and buffets of inclement weather/That Nature rains on those who roam abroad…” A book to keep at your side to dip into for pleasure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679435822
Subtitle:
The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse
Other:
Beard, Henry
Author:
Beard, Henry
Publisher:
Villard Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Parodies
Subject:
Form - Limericks & Verse
Subject:
Humorous poetry, American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 4024
Publication Date:
October 1994
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.32x5.32x.54 in. .50 lbs.

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Poetry for Cats: The Definitive Anthology of Distinguished Feline Verse
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