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On Cats

(2015)
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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 on to 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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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0-06-239599-8 / 978-0-06-239599-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-78211-725-3 / 978-1-78211-725-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 0-06-265143-9 / 978-0-06-265143-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-78211-727-X / 978-1-78211-727-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-5046-4543-X / 978-1-5046-4543-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
ISBN: 1-5046-4544-8 / 978-1-5046-4544-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

December 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: On Cats
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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