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On Cats ❰EPUB❯ ✰ On Cats Author Charles Bukowski – Buyprobolan50.co.uk 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 Bukows 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 loveOn 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 carePoignant 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.

    Ebook ☆ On Cats PDF/EPUB º up with claws across the face But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent carePoignant 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."/>
  • ebook
  • 128 pages
  • On Cats
  • Charles Bukowski
  • English
  • 03 March 2017
  • 0062396013

About the Author: Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski was a German born American poet, novelist and short story writer His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los AngelesIt is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty booksCharles Bukowski was the only child of an American soldier and a German mother At the age of three, he came with his family to the United States and grew up in Los Angeles He attended Los Angeles City College from to , then left school and moved to New York City to become a writer His lack of publishing success at this time caused him to give up writing in and spurred a ten year stint of heavy drinking After he developed a bleeding ulcer, he decided to take up writing again He worked a wide range of jobs to support his writing, including dishwasher, truck driver and loader, mail carrier, guard, gas station attendant, stock boy, warehouse worker, shipping clerk, post office clerk, parking lot attendant, Red Cross orderly, and elevator operator He also worked in a dog biscuit factory, a slaughterhouse, a cake and cookie factory, and he hung posters in New York City subwaysBukowski published his first story when he was twenty four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty five His first book of poetry was published in he went on to publishthan forty five books of poetry and prose, including Pulp , Screams from the Balcony , and The Last Night of the Earth Poems He died of leukemia in San Pedro on March , .



10 thoughts on “On Cats

  1. Mutasim Billah Mutasim Billah says:

    my cat shit in my archiveshe climbed into my Golden State Sunkistorange boxand he shit on my poemsmy original poemssaved for the university archives.that one eared fat black critiche signed me off. On Cats is a collection of musings, poetry, essays, photographs and excerpts from novels, all relating to Bukowski s love for you guess it cats There s cats and there s Bukowski you know how that works for me I regret nothing. Even though Bukowski s writing is mostly asso my cat shit in my archiveshe climbed into my Golden State Sunkistorange boxand he shit on my poemsmy original poemssaved for the university archives.that one eared fat black critiche signed me off. On Cats is a collection of musings, poetry, essays, photographs and excerpts from novels, all relating to Bukowski s love for you guess it cats There s cats and there s Bukowski you know how that works for me I regret nothing. Even though Bukowski s writing is mostly associated with booze and women, but if if you re familiar with his writing, then you also know that he also loves cats and writes about them in his books Now here s a beautiful cat Its tongue hangs out, it s cross eyed Its tail is chopped off He s beautiful, he s got sense We took him to the vet to have him x rayed he got hit by a car The doctor says, This cat s been run over twice, he s been shot, his tail s been cut off I said, This cat is me He came to the door starving to death He knew right where to come We re both bums off the street. Bukowski writes about cats with a certain melancholy He writes about each of their tragic fates, and how he can relate to them, and loves them I find my place, pull into the driveway, park it, get out, just another old matador But inside, as I open the door, my favorite white cat, The Jinx, leaps up into my arms and suddenly I am in love again.In my next life I want to be a cat To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed To sit around licking my ass Humans are too miserable and angry and single minded Photo Butch Bukowski

  2. Lynx Lynx says:

    A book of Bukowski s short pieces and poetry all about his love of cats Admittedly I was sold before I cracked a page Bukowski s love and admiration for his feline friends shines through every page and it s easy to see why His rough and tumble group of strays share so many of the writers traits it s no wonder they gravitated toward one another It was wonderful reading from this softer side of a man who is widely remembered as a gruff, alcohol loving womanizer I thought I couldn t love the m A book of Bukowski s short pieces and poetry all about his love of cats Admittedly I was sold before I cracked a page Bukowski s love and admiration for his feline friends shines through every page and it s easy to see why His rough and tumble group of strays share so many of the writers traits it s no wonder they gravitated toward one another It was wonderful reading from this softer side of a man who is widely remembered as a gruff, alcohol loving womanizer I thought I couldn t love the man any then I already do and then suddenly he s a sweet, feline lovin softie I hope in the end Bukowski got his wish and moved on from his human life and into his next as a cat Thank you Ecco and Edelweiss for this review copy

  3. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Bukowksi has a reputation for writing, often amusingly, about his experiences with booze and women But if you know his writing, you also know he loves and writes about cats This collection is obviously made for cat lovers, some poems, some sections of his Chinaski novels.The opening piece about Bukowski Chinaski trying to impress a visitor about all the tricks his cat can do made me laugh aloud, since you already know the cat will not perform on command Shake my hand Shake my HAND Roll ove Bukowksi has a reputation for writing, often amusingly, about his experiences with booze and women But if you know his writing, you also know he loves and writes about cats This collection is obviously made for cat lovers, some poems, some sections of his Chinaski novels.The opening piece about Bukowski Chinaski trying to impress a visitor about all the tricks his cat can do made me laugh aloud, since you already know the cat will not perform on command Shake my hand Shake my HAND Roll over Apparently shouting will make the catresponsive I have cats and know the answer.Buk s kind of sentimental when it comes to catswarm light alone tonight in this house, alone with 6 cats who tell me without effort all that there is to know TV can make me ill in five minutes, but I can look at an animal for hours and find nothing but grace and glory, life as it should be In my next life I want to be a cat To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed To sit around licking my ass Humans are too miserable and angry and single minded I listened to it on audiotape while sometimes watching my cats

  4. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    In my next life I want to be a cat To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed To sit around licking my ass I d never read anything by Bukowski, so I wasn t sure quite what to expect from this book, which is mostly composed of previously unpublished poems and short prose pieces about the author s multiple cats The tone is an odd mixture of gruff and sentimental Make no mistake his cats were all Real cats, in line with the Pratchett model A white Manx cat, for instance, had been shot, run In my next life I want to be a cat To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed To sit around licking my ass I d never read anything by Bukowski, so I wasn t sure quite what to expect from this book, which is mostly composed of previously unpublished poems and short prose pieces about the author s multiple cats The tone is an odd mixture of gruff and sentimental Make no mistake his cats were all Real cats, in line with the Pratchett model A white Manx cat, for instance, had been shot, run over, and had his tail cut off Another was named Butch Van Gogh Artaud Bukowski You wouldn t mess with a cat with a macho name like that, would you My favorite passage is from War Surplus, about an exchange he and his wife had with a store clerk what will the cats do if there is an explosion lady, cats are different than we are, they are of a lower order I think cats are better than we are, I said.the clerk looked at me we don t have gas masks for cats See also my blog post on Five Books about Cats

  5. Emily B Emily B says:

    I love cats and I love Bukowski and so it was natural that I loved this book I didn t even know it existed until I saw it at the library and then of course I had to borrow it I particularly loved the photos of Bukowski and his cats Also the way he talks about his own cats, his love for them and their personalities.

  6. Caro the Helmet Lady Caro the Helmet Lady says:

    This these, all they do is run, eat, sleep, shit andfightbut at the moments they are still and they lookat mewith eyesfarbeautiful than any human eyes I have ever seen.they are good guys.And this the strays keep arriving now we have 5cats and they are tenuous, flighty, con ceited, naturally bright and awesomely beautiful.one of the finest things about cats isthat when you re feeling bad, very bad if you just look at cat cooling itthe way they doit s a lesson in persevering againstthe odd This these, all they do is run, eat, sleep, shit andfightbut at the moments they are still and they lookat mewith eyesfarbeautiful than any human eyes I have ever seen.they are good guys.And this the strays keep arriving now we have 5cats and they are tenuous, flighty, con ceited, naturally bright and awesomely beautiful.one of the finest things about cats isthat when you re feeling bad, very bad if you just look at cat cooling itthe way they doit s a lesson in persevering againstthe odds, andif you can look at 5 cats that s 5 times betterWell, after all maybe Bukowski is NOT strongly overrated P

  7. Caro Caro says:

    After finding out Bukowski had a book about cats I immediately had to read it, and it turns out the man had 9 of them Delighted.

  8. Moi Baltazar Moi Baltazar says:

    In my next life I want to be a cat To sleep 20 hours a day and wait to be fed To sit around licking my assI really enjoyed this book Cat lovers of all kinds will surely appreciate this, but even if you re not a cat person, this wonderful book is worth reading

  9. Nicola Nicola says:

    I read these before bed for a week or so Who knew Bukowski could be quite lovely Probably many people but not me.

  10. robin friedman robin friedman says:

    The Beautiful DevilCharles Bukowski 1920 1994 was once an underground, cult figure but his reputation has grown since his death His poetry, novels, and stories continue to be read and a steady stream of his writings has been published posthumously On Cats is part of a trilogy of recent Bukowski books, together with On Writing and On Love edited by Abel Debritto, a Fulbright scholar and the author of the study Charles Bukowski King of the Underground It is a good addition to the The Beautiful DevilCharles Bukowski 1920 1994 was once an underground, cult figure but his reputation has grown since his death His poetry, novels, and stories continue to be read and a steady stream of his writings has been published posthumously On Cats is part of a trilogy of recent Bukowski books, together with On Writing and On Love edited by Abel Debritto, a Fulbright scholar and the author of the study Charles Bukowski King of the Underground It is a good addition to the large body of Bukowski s writing.The book consists of poems and short prose works about cats Many of the works have been published before in other forms, but the specific texts in this book are each published for the first time Debritto gives a useful list of sources at the end of the volume For example, one of the best works in this collection is a poem called The Mockingbird which is about a mockingbird which receives an unhappy comeuppance after taunting a cat This is one of Bukowski s best known poems and appears in a collection titled Mockingbird Wish Me Luck The version in On Cats is basically identical to the published version, but it includes two words that were deleted when the poem reached its final form Some of the works in this book, however, are published for the first time The book also includes photographs of many of the cats Bukowski and his wife owned and loved over the years who are the subjects of some of the poems in this collection.Readers familiar with Bukowski will not be surprised at his love for cats In this book, cats are not sentimentalized and portrayed as furry, sweet little creatures Many of the works, such as The Mockingbird show the hard, cruel side of cats as they pursue and kill birds The book sometimes emphasizes cats as loners and as coming off the streets, characteristics of Bukowski himself The book suggests that cats are comfortable with themselves, feel no guilt, and no how to relax by sleeping as much as twenty hours in a day In the book s concluding poem, Bukowski states I study these creatures they are my teachers On of the prose entries in the book is an excerpt from a 1960 letter Bukowski wrote to Sheri Martinelli Bukowski says t he cat is the beautiful devil He continues his discussion of the cat There are no spirits or gods in a cat, don t look for them, Shed A cat is the picture of the eternal machinery, like the sea You don t pet the sea because it s pretty but you pet a cat why ONLY BECAUSE HE LL LET YOU And a cat never knows fear finally he only winds up into the spring of the sea and the rock, and even in a death fight he does not think of anything except the majesty of darkness With this posthumous book Bukowski joins poets including T.S Elliott who have written a volume devoted to cats This book will interest the growing group of Bukowski readers It will also interest lovers of cats who are willing to hear a unique, tough minded voice about their favorite animal.Robin Friedman

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