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The Cat in the Hat for President

(2018)
A Political Fable
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As Robert Coover read Dr. Seuss to his children in 1968, he noticed "the little Cat in the Hat symbol on the front cover: 'I CAN READ IT ALL BY MYSELF.' It looked remarkably like a campaign button, and, by changing one letter, it was one." Sensing a strange affinity between the anarchic Seussian world and the riots, assassinations, warfare and social upheaval that forever marked 1968 as a year of turmoil, Coover began to write. With the slogan "I CAN LEAD IT ALL BY MYSELF," he imagines a hedonistic, novelty-crazed public and their shameless, nonsense-spewing, hat-wearing demagogue: the Cat in the Hat.

While this mindbending classic vividly evokes the late 1960s - with psychedelic flights of fancy and tropes of the sexual revolution, civil rights, and Vietnam all heaving out of its pages - it also feels chillingly prescient a half century later. Its hilarity shot through with anger and fear, The Cat in the Hat for President anticipates and diagnose



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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cat in the Hat for President: A Political Fable
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-944869-71-9 / 978-1-944869-71-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: OR Books
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April 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cat in the Hat for President: A Political Fable
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: OR Books
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February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cat in the Hat for President: A Political Fable
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: OR Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU