Download Citation on ResearchGate | Doris Lessing and R. D. Laing: clave de su trayectoria vital: la vivencia de la llegada del amor otra vez a su vida. Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from the .. presumida, exhibicionista y dominante y otra negra mucho más modesta, testaruda y formal. . Compré este libro pensando que encontraría amor gatuno, pero solo . libro una vez habiéndose quitado todos los prejuicios que tiene contra ellos. With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition.
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Preview — Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing. Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing. 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 lessjng in a new essay, appearing here for the first time. Paperbackpages.
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Lists with This Book. Lessing grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe that was at one point overrun with about 40 cats.
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 got 2. 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 got out his WWI revolver.
But even with cherished felines she comes across as tough: The very fact of not giving the pair names certainly quashes any notion of her as some cuddly cat dors. All the same, she was a dutiful nurse when black cat and Rufus fell ill. The book ends on a repentant note: See also my blog post with images on Five Books about Cats. View all ptra comments. Gatta, gatta, gatta, gatta”.
Doris lessing e i suoi gatti che, tra mondo domestico e mondo selvatico, hanno avuto un ruolo importante nella sua vita. Ma amoe noi lo facciamo, nella vita di tutti i giorni, nei tanti momenti in cui dpris di dare interpretazioni a comportamenti molto spesso enigmatici il cui senso ci sfugge.
Da dimenticare, invece, le prime pagine del libro – decisamente allontananti – in cui si parla dei gatti selvatici e di altri animali incontrati dall’autrice nella sua permanenza in Zimbabwe: Feb 24, El Buscalibros elbuscalibros.
Pero siempre son historias muy interesantes y ammor bien narradas. Casi, porque Lessing deja en todo momento a las dos gatas en su sitio: Animalistas, abstenganse de leerlo. Mar 09, a Lena rated it really liked it Recommends akor for: Dec 12, Rebecca Rosenblum added it.
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 lesxing.
The thing is, I love cats and I love good, evocative, true writing and It makes me happy to know oyra someone as deeply weird as Lessing is so respected and her work so enjoyed. The thing is, I love cats and I love good, evocative, true writing and this book has both.
The cats did not even have names and yet I felt I knew them intimately, and experienced their struggles along with them. Grey cat and black cat are so vividly described that, well, I certainly feel I lived closer to them than Martha Quest or Jane Somers. 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. 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.
fl Io ho sempre avuto gatti e ne sono affascinata. La scrittrice racconta qui le sue esperienze con i gatti, scorci di vita vissuta a volte un po’ cruenti.
Ammetto di essere rimasta sorpresa davanti a questa presa di posizione che ammetto di non condividere appieno. I gatti sono i veri protagonisti di questo libro dove traspare l’affetto che la scrittrice provava nei loro confronti. Un libro da conoscere che raconta di un universo misterioso, quello lssing gatti!
En este libro, fueron los dibujos los que me invitaron a viajar y a sumergirme en el universo de lo felino. Sin embargo, el relato es crudo y desesperanzador. Jan 31, Hilary Hicklin rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Doris Lessing con questo libro, pubblicato originariamente nelci 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. Gatti selvatici e gatti domestici, a volte, ma non sempre, inselvatichiti. Tuttavia non sono certo le uniche e, se le prime pagine, popolate di gatti africani, sono molto dure a causa degli innumerevoli gatti uccisi, le ultime, in cui si narra di una gatta avuta in precedenza, sempre in Inghilterra, sono molto belle e toccanti.
Le storie che hanno per protagoniste la gatta grigia e la gatta nera sono a volte divertenti, a volte tenere, a volte crudeli, sempre deliziose. Supongo que la piedad y el convivir con gatos ya en un piso de Londres y no en el campo, la hizo verlos con otros ojos.
Ha sido un documento muy interesante, me declaro fan de las dos gatas y sus juegos de poder. Y las ilustraciones una preciosidad. Gatos Ilustres es un libro excepcional, digan lo que digan los sentimentalistas. En la serie Anne of Green Gables, car Gatos Ilustres es un libro excepcional, digan lo que digan los sentimentalistas.
En la serie Anne of Green Gables, caracterizada por su melosidad, ocurre lo mismo: Jul 05, Anja Fruelund added it. I find it hard to rate this book, Doris Lessing is a splendid writer and her observations on cats are very precise, in fact they seemed almost clinical and detached, although she is clearly smitten and fascinated by them.
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This ignorance and view on cats as being manipulative and scheemin I find it hard to rate this book, Doris Lessing is a splendid writer and her observations on cats are very precise, in fact they seemed almost clinical and detached, although she is clearly smitten and fascinated by them. This ignorance and view on cats as being manipulative and scheeming seems to persist although the book is about 50 years old. But there was one beautiful line: Casi se me pasa mencionar que “Gatos ilustres” no es una obra toda tierna y bonita.
Esiste un numero tollerabile molto basso di gatti uccisi in un libro. Storia di vita vera di un tempo passato, diverso dal nostro? Ma si tratta comunque di storie tristi che chi ama i gatti non reputo ami leggere o immaginare. Los gatos son seres fascinantes y que alguien haya escrito un libro donde los protagonistas son ellos lo confirma. Apr 19, Barbara Joan rated it really liked it.
Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing
A delight for cat lovers. Opening couple of chapters are beautifully written. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Both of her parents were British: Inlured by the promise of getting rich through maize farming, the family moved to the Ptra colony in Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe. Like other women writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school such as Oliv Both of her parents were British: Like other women writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school such as Olive Schreiner and Nadine GordimerLessing made herself into a self-educated intellectual.
In she moved to Salisbury, where she worked as a telephone operator for a year. At nineteen, she married Frank Wisdom, and later 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.
During the postwar years, Lessing became increasingly disillusioned with the Communist movement, which she left altogether in ByLessing had moved to London with her young son. That year, she also published her first novel, The Grass Is Singingand began her career as a professional writer.
Also dorlsshe visited South Africa to see her daughter and grandchildren, and to promote her autobiography.
It was her first visit since being forcibly removed in 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 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 was on the shortlist for the first Man Booker International Prize in In she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.