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.

December 31, 2011

December 31, 1955

Ludwig Lewisohn, (May 30, 1882, to  December 31, 1955) was an American novelist and translator. His book, The Case of Mr. Crump, (1926) features a cat that becomes emblematic of the general misery of Lewisohn's first marriage. Tiddles, is a white cat, whose kittens are left to run and ruin the home. That was literature: in reality Lewishohn was devoted to cats. Stories exist of him climbing trees in his sixties to rescue cats.

Lewisohn was was associate editor for the Nation from 1920-24. He was a prominent Zionist. Besides his novels he wrote The Creative Life (1924) and Cities and Men (1927). Lewisohn was one of the founders of Brandeis University.

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