The Cats of Copenhagen

The Cats of Copenhagen

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 26 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1476708940
  • 9781476708942
  • 82,942

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