The Cats of Copenhagen

Author(s): James Joyce

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"The Cats of Copenhagen "was first written for James Joyce's most beloved audience, his only grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and sent in a letter dated September 5, 1936. Cats were clearly a common currency between Joyce and his grandson. In early August 1936, Joyce sent Stephen "a little cat filled with sweets"--a kind of Trojan cat meant to outwit grown-ups. A few weeks later, Joyce penned a letter from Copenhagen that begins "Alas! I cannot send you a Copenhagen cat because there are no cats in Copenhagen." The letter reveals the modernist master at his most playful, yet Joyce's Copenhagen has a keen, anti-authoritarian quality that transcends the mere whimsy of a children's story. Only recently rediscovered, this marks the inaugural U.S. publication of "The Cats of Copenhagen, "a treasure for readers of all ages. A rare addition to Joyce's known body of work, it is a joy to see this exquisite story in print at last.

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General Fields

  • : 9781476708942
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Scribner
  • : August 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Joyce
  • : Hardback
  • : 1012
  • : Casey Sorrow
  • : 823.912
  • : 40
  • : illustrations