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On Cats

Charles Bukowski

A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. “The cat is the beautiful devil.” Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski’s crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired, sentient beings whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Bukowski considered cats to be unique forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love. On Cats offers Bukowski’s musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. He honors them as fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them: “A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go.” Funny, moving, tough, and caring, On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer’s reflections on these animals he so admired. Bukowski’s cats are fierce and demanding—he captures them stalking their prey; crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care. Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers.

A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. “The cat is the beautiful devil.” Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski’s crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired, sentient beings whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Bukowski considered cats to be unique forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love. On Cats offers Bukowski’s musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. He honors them as fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them: “A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go.” Funny, moving, tough, and caring, On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer’s reflections on these animals he so admired. Bukowski’s cats are fierce and demanding—he captures them stalking their prey; crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care. Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers.
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A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. “The cat is the beautiful devil.” Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski’s crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired, sentient beings whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Bukowski considered cats to be unique forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love. On Cats offers Bukowski’s musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. He honors them as fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them: “A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go.” Funny, moving, tough, and caring, On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer’s reflections on these animals he so admired. Bukowski’s cats are fierce and demanding—he captures them stalking their prey; crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care. Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roger Wayne

Length:

1h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:27


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:05