Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

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But the paper is crappy and discolored, and often the illustrations are back-to-back, so I'd probably get bleed through too. I would have liked it if individual lines had had their own illustrations and it would have been good for the text to wrap itself around the pictures.

S. Eliot published Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats through the publishing house Faber and Faber, where he served as an editor. Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of ‘Old Possum’. I am reminded of Fernando Pessoa's comment that within each of us, there are many voices, a community of spirits as it were. He settled in England in 1915, where for a few years he worked in the foreign section of Lloyds Bank. This little book, consists of 15 poems with the last one, "Cat Morgan Introduces Himself", added in 1952.

I know I have read this more times than I have dates for, so this mayn't be surprising, but I wanted there to be more variety. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer. Home to William Golding, Sylvia Plath, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sally Rooney, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Max Porter, Ingrid Persaud, Anna Burns and Rachel Cusk, among many others, Faber is proud to publish some of the greatest novelists from the early twentieth century to today. It became the longest-running Broadway show in history until it was overtaken by another musical by Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

I understand that some people see it as a product of the times and the lack of political correctness, but I can't get past it regardless of those factors. The only down-side for me is that the illustrations of the cats lack their individual characteristics as described in the poems. Spine slightly toned, cloth a touch soiled, mild foxing throughout, text block strained in a couple of places but firm.

It has a layout and font which would appeal to children and the paper is magazine-glossy so any mucky fingerprints could be wiped off. They were collected and published in 1939, with cover illustrations by the author, and quickly re-published in 1940, illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A algunos les causó extrañeza que Eliot, censurado por algunos poemas, escribiese algo para niños, pero , claro, un gato tiene más de un nombre.

All of this is definitely deliberate, and does make for one of the strangest movies I have seen in a long time, even though it is based on such a well-known book. Faber Members get access to live and online author events and receive regular e-newsletters with book previews, promotional offers, articles and quizzes. Further named cats include Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, full of destruction and mischief, Old Deuteronomy, the GREAT RUMPUSCAT, who defuses a dog fight, Mr. The Waste Land, first published in the inaugural issue of The Criterion in October 1922, celebrates its centenary in 2022.I also like his sequence of pictures that play like a succession of scenes when the poems can't provide any words. Scheffler's illustrations are kid-friendly but yet they don't condescend or become overly cute and childish. I've read this book many times and was so amazed that someone took the poetry and made it into a Broadway play, which, of course, I also love. S. Eliot's classic and delightful collection of poetry about cats, with whimsical illustrations by Edward Gorey. The Old Man has many cats and refers to the poem "The Naming of Cats", explaining that each cat has three names: one common, one fancy and one that only the cat knows.

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