Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doris Lessing On Cats


Specially chosen, the pre-bedtime reading. There's a pile of books there, and not all make the cut. This one did though, and was purrfect to dream with!

Have just finished reading the three essays that make up this lovely little book. Isn't it strange how many authors are also cat lovers? Lessing uses her considerable literary skills to convey the relationship between cats and cats and cats and people.

3 comments:

a cat of impossible colour said...

Perhaps because writers spend a lot of time indoors, working on their own, and cats are excellent (and quiet) companions? :) They do seem ideally suited. Like a pirate and his parrot.

Vanda Symon said...

I haven't read any of Lessing's works, but I'd probably get that one for the cover alone - it's fantastic!

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Hello cat of impossible colour - what a lovely name! Yes, I'm sure that cats deign to choose writers as friends because writers work at home and thus are more available for their cat-adoring duties.

It's a beautiful little pocket book Vanda. You'll love it. It's not at all sentimental but it is deeply poignant.