Thursday, October 27, 2016

LOETUD "On Cats" Charles Bukowski, ehk ma armastan kasse :D

On Cats
Charles Bukowski
Ecco, 2015


“The cat is the beautiful devil.”

Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski’s crusty soul. For the writer, there was something majestic and elemental about these inscrutable creatures he admired, sentient beings whose searing gaze could penetrate deep into our being. Bukowski considered cats to be unique forces of nature, elusive emissaries of beauty and love.

On Cats offers Bukowski’s musings on these beloved animals and their toughness and resiliency. He honors them as fighters, hunters, survivors who command awe and respect as they grip tightly onto the world around them: “A cat is only ITSELF, representative of the strong forces of life that won’t let go.”

Funny, moving, tough, and caring, On Cats brings together the acclaimed writer’s reflections on these animals he so admired. Bukowski’s cats are fierce and demanding—he captures them stalking their prey; crawling across his typewritten pages; waking him up with claws across the face. But they are also affectionate and giving, sources of inspiration and gentle, insistent care.

Poignant yet free of treacle, On Cats is an illuminating portrait of this one-of-a-kind artist and his unique view of the world, witnessed through his relationship with the animals he considered his most profound teachers.

Ma olen kassiinimene ja iga kord, kui satun mõne kassiraamatu otsa pean ma seda lugema. Luulekogud ei ole erandiks. Olen märganud, et päris mitmed luuletajad on kirjutanud kasside kohta. Mõni aasta tagasi lugesin T. S. Elioti "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" ja sattusin vaimustusse. Kassid on piisavalt huvitavad ja ekstsentrilised, et nende kohta kirjutada nii luuletusi kui ka proosat. Minu isiklik teooria on see, et iga raamat, milles leidub vähemalt üks kass, on hea raamat! 

Bukowskit ma varem lugenud ei ole ja tema stiiliga tuli paratamatult harjuda. Kunagi ehk proovin ära ka mõne tema proosateose, kuid sellega läheb aega, sest to-read nimekiri on liiga pikk ja sinna lisandub pidevalt uusi avastusi. 

GRH: 4/5 (3.92)

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