Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown: 1 (Faber Children's Classics)

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There are a lot of in-jokes and references, such as a sly nod to The Wasteland, and for some reason I kept of thinking about A Clockwork Orange while watching it. A very good copy in a lightly toned and soiled jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities and a couple of minor chips. In 1981 Eliot’s poems were set to music by Andrew Lloyd Webber as Cats which went on to become the longest-running Broadway musical in history. S. Eliot published Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats through the publishing house Faber and Faber, where he served as an editor. I have craved world building, esoteric codes, political machinations, something to offset the Bob Corkers of my mind.

Later the Old Man refers to one cat in particular, "Gus", short for "Asparagus", and goes on to recite parts of "Macavity: the Mystery Cat".Inside, are 64 thick creamy coloured pages, split over sections, as per the CONTENTS page at the front (1st image below refers). At about the same time another English composer, Humphrey Searle, composed another narrated piece based on the poems, using flute, piccolo, cello and guitar. In 1954, English composer Alan Rawsthorne set six of the poems in a work for speaker and orchestra entitled Practical Cats, which was recorded soon afterwards, with the actor Robert Donat as the speaker.

Throughout the 1930s he composed the now famous poems about Macavity, Old Deuteronomy, Mr Mistoffelees and many other cats, under the name of ‘Old Possum’. A algunos les causó extrañeza que Eliot, censurado por algunos poemas, escribiese algo para niños, pero , claro, un gato tiene más de un nombre.First, I have been reading poetry the past few weeks and was browsing the library for a short, unusual work.

She grew up by the sea, on the south coast of England, spending most of her childhood reading, writing, drawing and running wild. Faber Members get access to live and online author events and receive regular e-newsletters with book previews, promotional offers, articles and quizzes. De hecho tiene tres: el que le dan y todos conocen, después uno peculiar que le da orgullo, y luego está aquel, el secreto, que solamente éste conoce. It has a layout and font which would appeal to children and the paper is magazine-glossy so any mucky fingerprints could be wiped off. A few years ago I bought over 30 copies and (having annotated them) sent them out in lieu of Christmas cards.They were collected and published in 1939, with cover illustrations by the author, and quickly re-published in 1940, illustrated in full by Nicolas Bentley. I did however change one of the words describing some Siamese cats ('Chinks') which is not a word I'd want my grandchildren to use! But even if that's me, I'm glad I finally got around to reading about Rum Tum Tugger, Old Deuteronomy, and Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat. It would be more interesting in a picture book if there were more interaction between text and illustration, even for classics like this.

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