On Cats: An Anthology

On Cats: An Anthology


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A beautiful gift book contains a selection of essays, stories and poems on cats by writers from across the centuries.

This beautiful gift book contains a selection of essays, stories, and poems on cats by writers from across the centuries, revealing that cats have been worshipped, adored, and mistrusted in equal measure.

In these pages, writers reflect on the curious feline qualities that inspire such devotion in their owners, even when it seems one-sided.

Cats’ affections are hard-won and often fickle. Sigmund Freud considered his cat an embodiment of true egoism. Hilaire Belloc found peace in his feline companion’s complacency, and Ernest Hemingway—a famous cat-lover—wrote of drinking with his eleven cats and the pleasant distraction they gave him.

These writers, and many others, paint a joyful portrait of cats and their mysterious ways. As Hemingway wrote, “one cat leads to another.”

On Cats is a companion volume to the Notting Hill Editions anthology On Dogs, which was published in 2019 and features an introduction by Tracey Ullman.

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ISBN-13: 9781912559329
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 235,811
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and comics. Her work has been published in more than forty-five countries. Dearly, her first collection of poetry in over a decade, was published in November 2020. Her latest novel, The Testaments, was a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto.


Toronto, Ontario

Date of Birth:

November 18, 1939

Place of Birth:

Ottawa, Ontario


B.A., University of Toronto, 1961; M.A. Radcliffe, 1962; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967

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