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.

July 19, 2017

July 19, 1819

Gottfried Keller (July 19, 1819 to July 15, 1890) is widely called one of the greatest writers Switzerland produced. There is a biographical preface to this English
translation of some of his Seldwyla Folks stories. And the first story, "Three Decent Combmakers" features cats. His fiction is dark and realistic, and amazing.

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