The Cat Inside. William S. Burroughs.
The Cat Inside
The Cat Inside

The Cat Inside

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1992. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. (Schottlaender A60b., pg. 19). “August 9, 1984, Thursday. My relationship with my cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance. When a barn cat finds a human patron who will elevate him to a house cat, he tends to overdo it in the only way he knows: by purring and nuzzling and rubbing and rolling on his back to call attention to himself. Now I find this extremely touching and ask how I could ever have found it a nuisance. All relationships are predicated upon exchange, and every service has its price. When the cat is sure of his position, as Ruski is now, he becomes less demonstrative, which is as it should be.” (pg. 46). The late-period work “The Cat Inside” by the great William S. Burroughs contains his musings on cats, which fascinated him and appeared in works throughout his storied oeuvre. A delightful & haunting short work. Hardcover in pictorial boards issued without dust-jacket, as issued. [ISBN: 0-670-84465-9]. This edition of “The Cat Inside” is preceded only by the Grenfell Press Edition of 1986, published in hardcover format and signed by both Burroughs and his cherished friend-&-influence, the artist Brion Gysin. A small piece of ephemera found in the book is also included in this edition; a clipped “New York Review of Books” review from the time of publication. Book in As New condition; book exceptionally clean & binding remarkably tight, a beautiful specimen. As New. [Item #4097]

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