The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

August 17, 2009

Aug. 17, 1932

V. S. Naipaul, Nobel laureate, was born on August 17, 1932. Felines figure in his fiction, such as this excerpt from his 2002 novel, In A Free State:

"It was to be like a tiger-hunt, where bait is laid out and the hunter and
spectators watch from the security of a platform.."

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