The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Language: English

Pages: 352

ISBN: 0679644776

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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
“The Book of Cats comes a year after The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs—a publishing slight that, though it stings, I’ll forgive, as the latest anthology was worth the wait. . . . Two standout articles feature real-life obsessives of ages past who reveal today’s Caturnet devotees—with their GIFs and Tumblrs and hastily aggregated listicles—for what they truly are: amateurs. . . . Eat your heart out, Cute Overload.”The New York Times Book Review
“A beautiful hardcover.”—Jenny McCarthy, People
“This irresistible anthology of articles, poems, essays, fiction, cartoons, and covers pulled from the New Yorker is a veritable treasure trove for cat lovers. Just dive right in; with stories from the likes of John Updike, Maeve Brennan, Roald Dalhl, and Haruki Murakami interwoven with hilariously wry cartoons, one can’t help but be enthralled. A must-have.”Modern Cat
“A shiny, well-fed tome . . . The anthology embodies the cat’s defining characteristic: its cluster of opposites, rolled together into a giant hairball of cultural attitudes—something, perhaps, at once uncomfortably and assuringly reflective of our own chronically conflicted selves.”Brain Pickings
“This gorgeous book has earned a permanent spot on my coffee table. It is an absolute joy to read and browse through, and I know it will bring me hours and hours of pleasure for years to come. And it makes a purr-fect gift for the special cat lovers in your life.”The Conscious Cat
“[A] sumptuous volume.”The Dallas Morning News
“One need not own cats (or do cats own their owners?) or even be a pet lover to savor this feline-focused offering.”The Sacramento Bee
“[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

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and relationships with all of the dozens of pumas, wolves, chimps, spider monkeys, and Galápagos tortoises. Their ways of moving fit into the spaces shaped by the animals’ awareness. The Hollywood types moved with vast indifference to where they were, and might as well have been on an interior set with flats painted with pictures of tortoises, or on the stage of a Las Vegas night club. They were psychically intrusive, and I remembered the animal trainer Dick Koehler’s saying that you could count

richer by one cat and one cage. I’d got lucky—or unlucky, depending on how you want to look at it—and rolled three fives and two fours; Ludwig rolled a combined eleven. He finished his beer in a gulp, took my hand to seal the deal, and then started toward the door. “But what do I feed it?” I called. “I mean, what does it eat?” “Well, you don’t look like an experimental psychologist to me.” (illustration credit 21.4) “Eggs,” he said. “It loves eggs. And meat. Raw. No kibble, forget kibble. This

and Good Morning, Midnight. SELMA ROBINSON (1899–1977) was a poet and short-story writer who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1926. KAY RYAN has published seven volumes of poetry, including The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, Elephant Rocks, Say Uncle, and The Niagara River. She was the United States poet laureate from 2008 to 2010. DAVID SCHICKLER is a screenwriter and author. His books include the novels Kissing in Manhattan and Sweet and Vicious, and The Dark Path, a memoir. He

myself, but I don’t want to run into that bunch.” Father Philbert smiled. “What’s he up to in Chicago?” “They’ve got one of those pastors’ and builders’ conventions going on at the Stevens Hotel.” “Is he building?” “No, but he’s a pastor and he’ll get a lot of free samples. He won’t buy anything.” “Not much has been done around here, huh?” said Father Philbert. He had fed Father Burner the question he wanted. “He built that fish pond in the back yard—for his minnows. That’s the extent of

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