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.
September 30, 2009
Sept. 30, 1924
Truman Capote's birthday is September 30, 1924. Capote, whose portrayal of the cat in Breakfast at Tiffany's would guarantee him a place in a pantheon of cat saints, was, of course, an animal lover. One of his (real) cats was named Diotima, after " a Greek priestess who taught Socrates the philosophy of love."