A beautifully produced edition of a new cat tale from Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
A short story about an awkwardly loveable old cat who suffers the indignity of becoming a three-legged cat. Avoiding the maudlin and the cloying, this story takes its hold on the imagination with all of Lessing’s renowned skill.
In an earlier collection of stories, ‘Particularly Cats & Rufus the Survivor’, Lessing brilliantly evoked the lives of cats. Thanks perhaps to her reserve and honesty, Lessing has come nearer than any other writer to understanding this enigmatic animal.
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In her early, celebrated collection of stories, 'Particularly Cats & Rufus the Survivor' Doris Lessing gave us a brilliant evocation of feline existence. With her intensely visual imagination and cool, precise eye, Doris Lessing comes nearer than any other writer to understanding the elusive nature of cats.
'The Old Age of El Magnifico' is a new tale about an awkwardly loveable cat, 'an enormous lordly beast, a harlequinade of black and white', who in his later years, because of illness, must suffer the great indignity of becoming a three-legged cat. Unsentimental, unwhimsical, unmistakably Lessing, this story insinuates itself into the imagination with skill and grace.About the Author:
Doris Lessing is one of the most celebrated and cherished writers of the second half of the twentieth century.
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Book Description Flamingo, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002262002