Fb2 Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Faber Children's Classics) ePub
by Edward Gorey,T.S. Eliot
|Category:||Literature and Fiction|
|Author:||Edward Gorey,T.S. Eliot|
|Publisher:||Faber & Faber Ltd; New Ed edition (May 31, 2001)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1161 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1757 kb|
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) is a collection of whimsical light poems by T. It serves as the basis for Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. Eliot wrote the poems in the 1930s, and included them, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren.
Eliot had met Thomas, there would have been a very British verse about him included in this wonderful volume. 30 people found this helpful.
Edward Gorey's version (Harcourt, 1982) captures Eliot's nuanced humor in stylized black-and-white cartoons. Although I recognized the name of the poet who wrote it, I must admit I had never read any of T. Eliot's works until I read this selection. I was intrigued enough to want to read the entire work.
Old possums book of prac. This custom made eBook of . Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, . The old gumbie cat. Growltiger’s last stand. The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games
This book was on my Recommendations book shelf, I hope because I'm a huge fan of Edward Gorey, not a crazy cat . I plucked this from a Faber 90th anniversary display in my local library. A number of the names and rhymes were culturally familiar for me even though I’d not read it before.
This book was on my Recommendations book shelf, I hope because I'm a huge fan of Edward Gorey, not a crazy cat lady. Many of the poems have refrains, so it’s easy to see why they lent themselves to use in a musical (Cats).
Possum’ was also the nickname that Ezra Pound gave Eliot early in their friendship. The poems, written in rhyming couplets, are partly inspired by the English tradition of nonsense poetry and the work of Edward Lear, whom Eliot admired. This extract corresponds to one of the best-known poems in the collection: ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat’. Professor John Sutherland explores the origins and afterlife of T S Eliot’s Book of Practical Cats, the ‘cat poems’ first written to entertain Eliot’s godchildren that later became his best-selling collection and inspired a famous stage production.
These lovable cat poems were written by T. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Cats! Some are sane, and some are ma. ome are good, and some are bad.
First published in 1939, T. Eliot's collection of cat poems,written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature
First published in 1939, T. Eliot's collection of cat poems,written originally to amuse his godchildren and friends, has become one of the all-time favourites of children's literature. Celebrated American artist Edward Gorey applies his distinctively charming and mischievous touch to the illustrations for this wise and witty collection of poems.