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.

October 1, 2013

October 1, 1885

Louis Untermeyer (October 1, 1885 to December 18, 1977) is a familiar name to English majors. He was a poet and an anthologist: he was in fact a literary celebrity, appearing on shows like "What's My Line" as a panelist.  His family included pets, and spectacularly, a ginger cat names Mrs. Sullavan. This cat was such an integral part of their household that his wife, Bryna, an editor and writer herself, (fiction editor at Seventeen magazine, for example) memorialized their cat in Memoir for Mrs. Sullavan (1966).

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