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eBook Particularly Cats download

by Doris Lessing

eBook Particularly Cats download ISBN: 0006545254
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: FLAMINGO; New Ed edition (March 29, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 192
ePub: 1353 kb
Fb2: 1183 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Crafts and Home
Subcategory: Pets and Animal Care

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Here Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from her childhood home overrun with kittens.

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Particularly Cats book. If cats have delightfully overrun your childhood, as they did mine, the eloquent writer Doris Lessing has a few words for you. I enjoy giving cat books as gifts but often the ones I find, while fun for me & my family, are not appropriate for some people who don't like cute books or sentimental ones. Doris Lessing's several collections of musings on the mysterious feline force could be just the ticket when looking for the cat book to give.

Year First Published: 1967. They are both half Siamese, and have Siamese traits: they talk, growl, complain, express themselves volubly in a number of ways. The first serious cat in the author's life was when she was three years old, in Persia, where she spent the first five years of her life

chapter one. chapter two. chapter three. chapter one. The house being on a hill, hawks, eagles, birds of prey that lay spiralling on air currents over the bush were often at eye level, sometimes below it. You’d look down on sun-glistening brown and black wings, a six-foot spread of them, tilting as the bird banked on a curve. Down in the fields, you could lie very still in a furrow, preferably where the plough had bitten deep as it turned, under a screen of grass and leaves. Legs, too pale against reddish-brown soil in spite of sunburn, had to be scattered with earth, or dug into it.

Particularly cats- and Rufus. by. Lessing, Doris May, 1919-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Title: Particularly Cats and More Cats - Paintings by Anne Robinson Item Condition: used item in a good condition. Doris Lessing has been three times minated for the Booker Prize and won the 1985 . Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN-10. All used books sold by Book Fountain. See all 3 pre-owned listings.

Novelist Doris Lessing can recall "a hundred incidents involving cats, years and years of cats"-and does so in a memoir that reaches across continents and the years, and extreme feline states

Novelist Doris Lessing can recall "a hundred incidents involving cats, years and years of cats"-and does so in a memoir that reaches across continents and the years, and extreme feline states. She writes most particularly of her own two cats, the exquisite grey, part Siamese, part street, with her willful charm, who after an only-kittenhood never gave way to the "steady, obstinate, modest" black who invaded the household to stay. Novelist Doris Lessing can recall "a hundred incidents involving cats, years and years of cats"-and does so in a memoir that reaches across continents and the years, and extreme feline states

This is an evocative look at the cats Doris Lessing has lived with, illustrated with full-colour pastels by Anne Robinson and featuring new stories.

This is an evocative look at the cats Doris Lessing has lived with, illustrated with full-colour pastels by Anne Robinson and featuring new stories. Lessing brings her shrewd observation of character and her own inimitable style to the feline world. Doris Lessing has been three times nominated for the Booker Prize and won the 1985 . Format Paperback 112 pages.

Square 8vo. 145 pp. A fine copy in steel gray cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a fine Anne Robinson designed pictorial dustwrapper. Superb colour illustratrations throughout by Anne Robinson. Seller Inventory 32823.

Comments: (7)
Qwert
This is the most fascinating and profound non-fiction book about the characters of a series of cats in the family (and how they interact) of this award-winning author, whose books I admit are not on my shelf. I've read it over a few times (not usual for me). I highly recommend this book to own or give as a gift to anyone who loves cats (or could if they know them.)
Brajind
Oh yes! "Deep and inscrutable ..." as TS Eliot has most notably quipped. As a long time admirer of both Lessing and of cats, I have shared each and every one of her observations ... and more ... much, much more. As a lifetime Naturalist and a student of natural predation, I am disinclined to view cats as surrogate "humans," as so many of my acquaintances appear to do. To me, their appeal lay in their extraordinary natural instincts and inclinations; nor do they wish to be human (as many humans wish to be cats). I differ from Lessing in that I would not kill kittens in order to reduce their population (nor would I have them "fixed," as they say). I happen to reside in the countryside and therefore allow my many cats to roam freely as well as to take comfort from time to time within the household. They prefer the great outdoors and only take refuge in terribly bad weather or if they sense a certain threat within the range of their natural predators. I give them shelter but am unable to provide uncompromisable protection. Cats know the score and Lessing has summed it up quite adequately in her final sentence (ref to her book, please). But their mysterious nature has been most elegantly expressed by Eliot: “The name that no human research can discover-- But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS,..."
Arakus
I knew i was in for it when I bought this book -- stories like this are always tragedies. But it arrived very quickly and in excellent condition and by the end, even though sad I was so glad I read the book. You will like it too!!
Doktilar
Sweet and charming depiction of a cat lover's perceptions of the cats in her life. Doris Lessing writes so well that she kept me completely tuned in to her stories and reflections on her life with her cats. The book left me sorry to come to its end.
Shem
Only Doris Lessing could have written this book. She's so brilliant, so insightful, and cats have played a big part in her life, so of course she eventually chooses to write about this.
This slim little volume is packes with hilarity, pathos, saddness, insight, stories, and philosophy.
And there are cat characters and one liners that will stay with you always.
Top billing.
Unh
I wish I had read the negative reviews before buying this book. I got through 3 pages before throwing the book against the wall in anger. The beautiful cover and intro are completely misleading. The author writes graphically about cats being killed in horrible ways. The most disturbing part is that she writes these passages with no emotion at all. It's very hard to understand how she can so matter of factly write this stuff. I see no redeeming or artistic value in this trash. What an unusual and creepy woman this author is.
Tam
A very emotional book. The addition of the new chapter about Butchkin, who now is old but appears earlier in the book in his youth, is worth the whole book. A sensitive and powerful description of the emotions of the cat and his owner's reactions to his aging, illness and recovery.
Owning cats is often a painful experience, when they get old and sick. It's part of owning a cat. This book is a wonderful journey through many cats lives and Doris' profound love of them.
This is not a pleasent book to read for people who really love cats. It is very depressing and not uplifting at all. I ordered this book, thinking I was going to get a cute cat book with fun stories about cats. Boy, was I ever wrong. The stories are so dismal and depressing, they are all about cats & kittens getting killed or dying from one reason or another. The author even tells us a story about how she "had" to kill some new born kittens, because she thought the mother cat was to weak to nurse them. Well, she could have gone to the vet and got some formula and a dropper and feed them herself. She shouldn't even be a cat owner, she doesn't even know how to take Good care of cats. Also the author refers to her cats just as black cat and gray cat. My cats are members of my family, they are my children, and I gave them names. I don't refer to them as: orange cat, or black and white cat, or tabby cat, etc. This book is just awful.