Bukowski, Charles On Cats

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On Cats

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A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers."The cat is the beautiful devil."Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski's crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired, sentient beings whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Bukowski considered cats to be unique forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love.On Cats offers Bukowski's musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. He honors them as fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them: "A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won't let go."Funny, moving, tough, and caring, On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer's reflections on these animals he so admired. Bukowski's cats are fierce and demanding--he captures them stalking their prey; crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care.Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers.

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'The cat is the beautiful devil.'

Charles Bukowski had a soft spot for cats. He saw something majestic and elemental about them, something conveyed by the intensity of their searing gaze. Cats see into us; they are on to something.

At the same time, in On Cats, we see cats at their most ruthless and most resilient: they are fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them.

'A cat is only ITSELF,' Bukowski wrote. 'Representative of the strong forces of life that won't let go.'

Funny, poignant, tough and tender, On Cats collects the writer's reflections on the animals he so admired. Bukowski's cats are seen fighting and stalking their prey, crawling across his typewritten pages and waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also found standing quietly by, sources of inspiration and courage and providers of a kind of gentle, insistent care. Unsentimental but filled with deep feeling, On Cats reveals Bukowski's unique way of looking at the world through his relationship with the animals he considered among his most profound teachers.

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"A laureate of American low life" ( Time)

"He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels" ( Leonard Cohen)

"The thing about Bukowski is, when you read what he has to say, he's right" ( Sean Penn)

"The best poet in America" ( Jean Genet)

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