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The Big New Yorker Book of Catsby Anthony Lane
Synopses & Reviews
Look what The New Yorker dragged in! It’s the purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions. This bountiful collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives. Among the contributors are Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl, Wolcott Gibbs, Robert Graves, Emily Hahn, Ted Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, Amy Ozols, Robert Pinsky, Jean Rhys, James Thurber, John Updike, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and E. B. White. Including a Foreword by Anthony Lane, this gorgeous keepsake will be a treasured gift for all cat lovers.
Praise for The Big New Yorker Book of Cats
“A beautiful hardcover.”—Jenny McCarthy, People
“[A] fun collection of short stories, articles, humor, poems, and charming color covers from the magazine’s archives . . . [a] high-quality, attractive work.”—Library Journal
“Covers, cartoons, authors of pieces both longer and shorter, reflect current views of the feline subject in all its glory. . . . The quality, humor and variety make for another successful New Yorker collection.”—Kirkus Reviews
“An eminently giftable anthology.”—Publishers Weekly
"Here comes the effervescent counterpart to 2012's Big New Yorker Book of Dogs, an anthology of short fiction, articles, photographs, and of course, cat cartoons — an unassailable gift for the cat-lover in your life. The non-fiction spans from the fanciful — a lovely little piece from the Ã¢Â€Â˜80s about a cat therapist operating in Manhattan — to the bizarre — Ariel Levy's excellent 2013 piece about exotic cat fanciers — people who will pay 'as much as thirty thousand dollars for the privilege of owning a hybrid that looks like it could prowl the wilderness' — like, for example, the 'Savannah cat, a cross between a domestic and a serval, an African native that preys on gazelles and springbok.' The book spans the entire New Yorker history, and it's interesting to see how profiles have evolved, from a whimsical piece about a chorus girl turned cat-catcher from 1938 to Susan Orlean's masterful 2002 profile 'The Lady and the Tigers,' about a woman who owned up to two dozen tigers in Jackson Township, New Jersey. Readers will also enjoy a short story from Haruki Murakami, 'Town of Cats' as well as fiction from John Updike, and Jean Rhys. Here is the rare coffee table book that is also a pleasure to read. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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