First printing. Foreword by Hilary Hemingway. Grey spine and maroon boards; maroon endpapers. 185 pages. Black & white frontispiece and illustrations. Bibliography. Index. ~ Book is fine, clean, with no wear or marks. Dust jacket is also fine, with a tiny crinkle at head of spine and top of rear flap fold. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ In Hemingway's own words, "One cat just leads to another. . ." This is a lovely book that explores in-depth a much lesser known side of Ernest Hemingway, who in addition to his manly interests was a lover of cats and dogs, and had given each of his wives (except one who was not a cat fancier) cat-related nicknames. His pets were a comfort to him and they often appeared in his writings. Brennen states in her Author's Note that the book delves into his life, "the women he loved, and the cats and dogs he befriended throughout his life. His animals often helped him to cope with his failing relationships, deep-seated loneliness, and life-threatening diseases. . . . The more I researched this complex writer's life and his close association with animals, the more I came to understand Hemingway the man, the lover, the husband, the father, the hunter, the fisherman, the writer, as well as the devoted master of many cats and dogs. I discovered a kinder, gentler man known only to family and close friends, quite different from the macho character he himself helped to create--a man part fact, part fiction." A fine copy of this rather scare first edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Ernest Hemingway always had cats as companions, from the ones he adored as a child in Illinois and Michigan, to the more than 30 he had as an adult in Paris, Key West, Cuba, and Idaho. All are chronicled and most are pictured here, along with revelations of how they fit into the many twists and turns of his life and loves. In 1943 Ernest Hemingway, living in the Finca in Cuba with his third wife and eleven cats, wrote to his first wife:
"One cat just leads to another... The place is so damned big it doesn't really seem as though there were many cats until you see them all moving like a mass migration at feeding time."
He called the cats “purr factories" and “love sponges" who soaked up love in return for comfort and companionship. He gave each a name that suited its character, including F. Puss, Fatso, Friendless, Feather Kitty, Princessa, Furhouse, Uncle Woofer, and his last cat in Idaho, Big Boy Peterson. You'll also meet his nine dogs, a cow, and a young great horned owl that he rescued not long before his death. Hemingway's Cats reveals a softer side to the writer's character than is usually portrayed by the macho image of the hunter and fisherman. He sought the cats' comfort in times of loneliness and stress, and he featured some of them in his writings, particularly in A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, The Garden of Eden, and True at First Light—all written late in his life and as close to autobiography as he came.
About the Author: Carlene Fredericka Brennen, long a newspaper editor and publisher in southwest Florida, spent over 30 years researching Hemingway’s life in Key West, Bimini, and Cuba. She co-wrote Hemingway in Cuba with Hilary Hemingway and worked on the award-winning documentary film by the same name. She coordinated the International Hemingway Festival on Sanibel Island and the First Annual Hemingway Flats Fishing Tournament on Captiva Island in 1997. He has also recently co-written two books with Randy Wayne White, a Gulf Coast cookbook and a book about tarpon fishing. She lives in Fort Myers, Florida, with her husband and a good many cats.
Title: Hemingway's Cats: An Illustrated Biography
Publisher: Pineapple Press
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
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