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 7, 2009
Sept. 7, 1890
Manuel Komroff is an American writer in undeserved obscurity. He was born on September 7, 1890 and in the 1950's was writing screenplays for General Electric theater. Our interest was caught when we picked up a copy of his 1933 novel: I, The Tiger. It is a fantasy story about the life of a big cat captured and used in the movies and zoos. The novel is written from the point of view of the tiger, and the empathy for the imprisonment of a wild creature is so vivid that the reader, at the denouement, must hope the tiger dominates.