Particularly Cats and More Cats

Particularly Cats and More Cats Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her from the kittens that overran her childhood home to the wrenching decline of El Magnifico whose story unfolds in a new essay appearing

  • Title: Particularly Cats and More Cats
  • Author: Doris Lessing
  • ISBN: 9780718133351
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from the kittens that overran her childhood home to the wrenching decline of El Magnifico, whose story unfolds in a new essay, appearing here for the first time Particularly Cats also evokes Lessing s own story in relation to cats, how they affect her and she them, communicating in a language of mood and geDoris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from the kittens that overran her childhood home to the wrenching decline of El Magnifico, whose story unfolds in a new essay, appearing here for the first time Particularly Cats also evokes Lessing s own story in relation to cats, how they affect her and she them, communicating in a language of mood and gesture that all cat owners will recognize.

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    1. Doris Lessing

      Both of her parents were British her father, who had been crippled in World War I, was a clerk in the Imperial Bank of Persia her mother had been a nurse In 1925, lured by the promise of getting rich through maize farming, the family moved to the British colony in Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe Like other women writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school such as Olive Schreiner and Nadine Gordimer , Lessing made herself into a self educated intellectual In 1937 she moved to Salisbury, where she worked as a telephone operator for a year At nineteen, she married Frank Wisdom, and had two children A few years later, feeling trapped in a persona that she feared would destroy her, she left her family, remaining in Salisbury Soon she was drawn to the like minded members of the Left Book Club, a group of Communists who read everything, and who did not think it remarkable to read Gottfried Lessing was a central member of the group shortly after she joined, they married and had a son.During the postwar years, Lessing became increasingly disillusioned with the Communist movement, which she left altogether in 1954 By 1949, Lessing had moved to London with her young son That year, she also published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, and began her career as a professional writer.In June 1995 she received an Honorary Degree from Harvard University Also in 1995, she visited South Africa to see her daughter and grandchildren, and to promote her autobiography It was her first visit since being forcibly removed in 1956 for her political views Ironically, she is welcomed now as a writer acclaimed for the very topics for which she was banished 40 years ago.In 2001 she was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, one of Spain s most important distinctions, for her brilliant literary works in defense of freedom and Third World causes She also received the David Cohen British Literature Prize She was on the shortlist for the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005 In 2007 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature Extracted from the pamphlet A Reader s Guide to The Golden Notebook Under My Skin, HarperPerennial, 1995 Full text available on dorislessing.

    705 thoughts on “Particularly Cats and More Cats”

    1. No lo puntúo porque me ha dejado desconcertada. (Rectifico: una estrella, porque no se puede poner cero).Para empezar, quiero dejar meridianamente claro que este no es un libro para los que amamos los gatos, sino más bien para los que no sienten el más mínimo apego por ellos. Tampoco es un libro para animalistas, para personas sensibles a las que les importan los animales y sufren por ellos. Siempre se ha dicho que Doris Lessing amaba a los gatos, pero cualquiera que lea este libro, que son [...]


    2. (2.5) A book about cats that I would almost hesitate to recommend to cat lovers: it contains many a scene of kitty carnage, as well as some unenlightened resistance to spaying and neutering. Lessing grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe that was at one point overrun with about 40 cats. Her mother went away, expecting her father to have ‘taken care of them’ by the time she got back. He tried chloroform to start with, but it was too slow and ineffective; in the end he rounded them all up in a room and [...]


    3. Le doy 2 estrellas sólo por las ilustraciones del libro, que contrarrestan notablemente con la narrativa de Doris, el libro visualmente es bonito y llama la atención, cualquier amante de los felinos quisiera tener semejante gato de portada en sus estanterías, pero no señores, NO ! el libro es pura maldad ! me sentí un poco estafada cuando lo terminé, me lo regalaron para mi cumpleaños y pensaron que sería ideal para mi ya que amo los gatitos, pero fue demasiado tortuoso leer como Doris L [...]


    4. Doris Lessing è vissuta dalla nascita circondata da gatti, ai quali si è dedicata con amore ed abnegazione, con la curiosità e l’interesse di un essere vivente verso un altro essere che esercita su di lui un forte fascino, sempre con profondo rispetto per la natura felina delle piccole creature che la circondavano, di cui vengono narrate le vicende e la vita senza mai dimenticare che loro sono animali, hanno i loro caratteri, le loro fissazioni, i loro istinti, e noi umani li osserviamo e l [...]


    5. Doris Lessing en Gatos ilustres realiza un recorrido a través de su vida con unos protagonistas muy distinguidos: los gatos que la acompañaron en diferentes épocas de su existencia. La biografía se iniciará en la granja africana donde la autora pasó su infancia y juventud —posteriormente cambiaría de lugar de residencia pero no de continente al casarse y tener hijos—. Finalmente abandonó África en 1949 para dirigirse al Reino Unido, exactamente Londres, e iniciar allí su carrera li [...]


    6. Es lo más terrible que he leído en mucho tiempo.Mañana habrá fotoreseña en el blog, pero se cuentan hechos terribles y tristes en esta historia que para una amante de los gatos como yo esperaba encontrar justo lo contrario. Y no la desidia con la que está contada esta historia y tanta muerte gatuna. Lo he leído con un pellizco en el estómago y dudo mucho que vuelva a leer algo de esta autora. TERRIBLE.


    7. Este libro de Doris Lessing es, como mínimo (estoy por decir como minino), un libro curioso. El título te lleva a pensar que se trata de una crónica de los gatos famosos de la historia, pero en absoluto trata de eso. He visto en otros sitios mencionar este libro con el título de Gatos distinguidos, y creo que sigue sin dar con la traducción de lo que originalmente la autora llamó Particularly cats, sin duda más acertado porque un gato siempre, siempre, es particular, en la acepción de ú [...]


    8. "Kakva je dragocjenost mačka, trenuci potresnih i neočekivanih radosti u danu, dodir zvijeri, mekana glatkoća pod tvojim dlanom, toplina kad se probudiš u hladnoj noći, otmjenost i šarm čak i u sasvim običnoj, svakidašnjoj mački. Mačka pređe preko tvoje sobe, a ti u toj usamljenoj pojavi vidiš leoparda, ili pantera, ili okrene glavu a bljesak njenih žutih očiju ti kaže kakvog egzotičnog posjetioca imaš ovdje, u ovom kućnom prijatelju, mački koja prede kad je maziš, ili trlja [...]


    9. It makes me happy to know that someone as deeply weird as Lessing is so respected and her work so enjoyed. I have long struggled with her novels but this strange little bit of non-fiction about cats she has known, I loved. Much as I love cats, it's not the cat-lover in me alone that made this book a good fit--many of the cats in Particularly Cats die bloody, graphic deaths so if nothing else, I'm here to warn you about that. The thing is, I love cats and I love good, evocative, true writing and [...]


    10. One of my favourite books. I can't even remember how many times I've read it. I read this book when I feel low. It is a bit melancholic, but that's what I like about it.


    11. Da amante dei gatti, ero davvero curiosa di leggere questo libro dove la scrittrice Doris Lessing racconta la sua vita sempre contornata dalla presenza dei suoi (e nostri) amici felini.Io ho sempre avuto gatti e ne sono affascinata. Il loro modo di osservare e di comunicare è unico. "Gatti molto speciali" parla proprio di questo.La scrittrice racconta qui le sue esperienze con i gatti, scorci di vita vissuta a volte un po' cruenti.La proliferazione numerosa dei gatti è un argomento molto prese [...]


    12. Bien podría llamarse "Gatos que sufren".Quedé absolutamente prendada de las ilustraciones. Los amantes de los gatos sabrán reconocer en cada una de ellas gestos característicos retratados con maestría. En este libro, fueron los dibujos los que me invitaron a viajar y a sumergirme en el universo de lo felino. En contraste, los relatos son sórdidos y desesperanzadores.


    13. Compré este libro pensando que encontraría amor gatuno, pero solo encontré capítulos llenos de muerte y desapego. La edición es muy bonita y las ilustraciones, maravillosas. Sin embargo, el relato es crudo y desesperanzador.



    14. The best non-fiction cat book I've ever read. Her love, admiration and respect for cats shines through every line without being in the least bit sentimental. Beautiful observations of cat behaviour.


    15. Recensione originale: sonnenbarke.wordpress/201Doris Lessing con questo libro, pubblicato originariamente nel 1967, ci regala un inno d'amore ai gatti. Impreziosito in questa nuova edizione Feltrinelli dalle bellissime illustrazioni della catalana Joana Santamans.Per qualche motivo pensavo che si trattasse di un romanzo, mentre invece l'autrice narra le storie dei gatti che ha realmente avuto nella sua vita.Premio Nobel per la Letteratura nel 2007, Doris Lessing è nata in Persia e cresciuta in [...]


    16. Confieso que tras leer el primer capítulo y parte del segundo estuve a punto de abandonar el libro, ya que todo era muerte y destrucción de gatos, animales a los que adoro. No podía soportarlo. Pero decidí darle una oportunidad y leer un poquito más, porque llamándose "Gatos ilustres" esperaba algo más entrañable de este libro. No podía limitarse a hablar solo de sacrificios en una granja, donde había tantos que estorbaban. Y resulta que justo cuando decidí continuar un poco, me empez [...]


    17. Me gusta mucho la sencillez con la que escribió estas páginas Doris Lessing. Se trata de recuerdos entrañables de los gatos de su vida. Me encantan los gatos, me encantó el libro, pero sufrí mucho con eso de que la autora no quería esterilizar a sus gatitas. Qué bueno que ya estamos en una época diferente.Casi se me pasa mencionar que "Gatos ilustres" no es una obra toda tierna y bonita. Es un libro bello pero también incluye momentos de violencia que pueden herir la sensibilidad de alg [...]


    18. Es una historia muy intima narrada con sencillez y maestria por Lessing quien comprende a la perfeccion lo que significa convivir con un gato, ella solo acompaña la historia de los felinos que entran en su vida, ellos son los protagonistas y lo saben.



    19. Here's a quote that reverberated with me rather deeply bearing in mind that working for a cat rescue group (VOKRA) here in Vancouver BC, I am so grateful that we can help many kitties. But I think if we reflect on what cats experience in their loss of loved ones, as this quote illustrates, it can help us take our responsibilities with heart. Here the author speaks of Rufus, an old bedraggled cat who showed up and wanted to move in: “For a couple of years this cycle went on. He got well and of [...]


    20. dissi: Mai più. Ma si trattava di un giuramento che avevo già fatto in precedenza, ed io lo sapevo.Prendendo in mano questo libro pensavo di leggere delle piacevoli storie di gatti e invece l'inizio non è stato dei migliori, anzi. Alcune pagine sono proprio raccapriccianti, tanto che volevo abbandonarlo. Poi per fortuna ho proseguito, e Doris Lessing mi ha totalmente affascinato con la sua scrittura elegante e il suo amore per queste bestioline adorabile. So che molti l'hanno criticata, accus [...]


    21. I grew up with cats, and loved my cat Mistie very much, so the descriptions of pet cats in this book rang true. As far as a memoir on cat ownership goes, this is your book. Turns out, though, I'm not really much of a cat person anymore. I realised this as soon as I grew up and got my first dog, for which cats are a terrible stand-in. I even felt annoyed at Lessing for being so reluctant to get the damn things fixed. My feelings about cats weren't helped by moving from New Zealand to Australia, w [...]


    22. I hadn't read anything by Doris Lessing before this book but it was like the book was calling for me on the store. So, on one of my trips to the library I found it and took it home. God, I love the way she writes! Doris Lessing talks about hard issues but she can also be quite poetic while praising a cat. I really enjoyed that parts but also the way she offers her feelings and thoughts and even her memories. I was quite surprised about the huge amount of things she has to tell us about her cats [...]


    23. Impresiona ver cómo la autora da vida y dota de personalidad a dos gatos, sin dejar que sean gatos. También las descripciones de la vida cotidiana de los animales, basado en una observación minuciosa, pero con alma. Un libro sorprendente.Cuenta también muchas historias sobre gatos de su infancia en Africa, algunas realmente estremecedoras.No es un libro para personas de piel fina. La mentalidad de Doris Lessing está muy lejos de las mentalidades actuales. No personifica a los gatos, no los [...]


    24. Carino, una raccolta di aneddoti sui gatti posseduti dalla Lessing nel corso degli anni.Se riuscite a superare la prima parte, molto forte e crudele, difficile da digerire, scoprirete le spesso molto curiose e divertenti avventure di soprattutto due delle gattine possedute dalla scrittrice: gatte che vengono descritte come esseri umani, con il loro carattere, le loro abitudini e i loro lati negativi.Dopo un pò, però, la freschezza dei raccontini scema un pò e comincia a subentrare un pò di n [...]


    25. It was ok. It really is only about two things. Her childhood recollections of cats on the farming Africa and two of the cats she owned later in life. Not badly written and certainly one many cat lovers would like. It certainly shows why one should get your cats fixed young though. How many litters did they have to deal with? I lost count. I did get the impression that this was written more to pay the bills than for the love of cats. That was the one thing that seemed to be missing in the narrati [...]


    26. If cats have delightfully overrun your childhood, as they did mine, the eloquent writer Doris Lessing has a few words for you. I enjoy giving cat books as gifts but often the ones I find, while fun for me & my family, are not appropriate for some people who don't like cute books or sentimental ones. Doris Lessing's several collections of musings on the mysterious feline force could be just the ticket when looking for the cat book to give. Or, to keep.


    27. Chi vive o ha vissuto con uno o più gatti può trovare molto di essi in questo libro. Il libro è semplice, non disquisisce sul mondo felino, non fa congetture, ma si limita a raccontare, come lo può fare una grande scrittrice . Il rapporto coi gatti e l’amore per loro si snoda in un arco di tempo che ha percorso tutta la vita, con storie allegre o tristi.Lettura consigliata in modo particolare agli amanti dei gatti.


    28. If T. S. Eliot measured his life in teaspoons, perhaps D. Lessing equated hers in terms of cats' lives. This short work turned out to be a very matter of fact telling of the chronicles of her various cats over the years, their litters, their environments, and their instincts without the overly fluffy moments of cute as can be kittens and gratuitous rainbows. Inset watercolors in this edition were charming.


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