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The Cat Inside

The Cat Inside

(1992)
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Best known for the wild, phantasmagoric satire of works like Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs reveals another, gentler side in The Cat Inside. Originally published as a limited-edition volume, this moving and witty discourse on cats combines deadpan routines and dream passages with a heartwarming account of Burroughs's unexpected friendships with the many cats he has known. It is also a meditation on the long, mysterious relationship between cats and their human hosts, which Burroughs traces back to the Egyptian cult of the "animal other." With its street sense and whiplash prose, The Cat Inside is a genuine revelation for Burroughs fans and cat lovers alike.

"The Cat Inside is about how Burroughs's contact with cats put him in touch with himself. Cats have changed his dreams; they are psychic guides who have allowed his wounded inner child to come out." (Harper's Bazaar)

"Burroughs's book is about cats the way The Grapes of Wrath is about fruit. . . . These are haunting images, from dreams, memory and present day, ranging from unabashed affection to outrage and indignation." (Los Angeles Times)

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: The Cat Inside
Author(s): William S Burroughs
ISBN: 0-670-84465-9 / 978-0-670-84465-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cat Inside (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): William S Burroughs
ISBN: 0-14-118990-8 / 978-0-14-118990-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: The Cat Inside
Author(s): William S Burroughs
ISBN: 0-14-200025-6 / 978-0-14-200025-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cat Inside (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): William S Burroughs
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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