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Fe-Lines: French Cat Poems through the Ages Norman R. Shapiro

Fe-Lines: French Cat Poems through the Ages

Norman R. Shapiro

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The French have long had a love affair with the cat, expressed through centuries of poetry portraying the animals wit and wonder.Norman R. Shapiro lionizes the felines limitless allure in this one-of-a-kind collection. Spanning centuries andMoreThe French have long had a love affair with the cat, expressed through centuries of poetry portraying the animals wit and wonder.Norman R. Shapiro lionizes the felines limitless allure in this one-of-a-kind collection. Spanning centuries and styles, he draws on she-cats and toms, and an honor roll of French poets, well known and lesser known, who have served as their devoted champions. He reveals the remarkable range of French cat poems, with most works presented here for the first time in English translation. Scrupulously devoted to evoking the meaning and music of the originals, Shapiro also respects the works formal structures. Pairing his translations with Olga Pastuchivs elegant illustrations, Fe-Lines guides the reader through the marvels and inscrutabilities of the Mystique féline .