The Cultural Cat staff is pretty disappointed to find out a that the Nobel Prize 2014 is awarded a writer who doesn’t have have a cat. It is quite the scandal to be honest. Especially since the permanent secretary of the Swedish academy, announcer of the Nobel Prize in literature, is a cat lover. His cats are called Pollux and Castor, same as the nicknames Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre used to have for each other. Kind of cute isn’t it?
This is pollux.
And this is Castor
Céline may have been hated for his political view and he may not have thought any good of mankind or the world. But one thing he got right. His love for cats.
Brief Incident in Short a, Long a, and Schwa
Cat, gray tabby, calm, watches large, black ant. Man, rapt, stands staring at cat and ant. Ant advances along path. Ant halts, baffled. Ant back-tracks fast—straight at cat. Cat, alarmed, backs away. Man, standing, staring, laughs. Ant changes path again. Cat, calm again, watches again.
“This is all you need in life: a computer, a camera, and a cat.”
- Agnès Varda, Director
ps. here is an article about all the cat cameos in Vardas movies.
We hope there are lots of kittens where you are now. Thank you for everything.
Remedios Varo, 1908-1963, was a surrealist painter, anarchist and feminist. But we remember here mostly for her outstanding love for cats.
Behind every great artist there is a cat. Lars Lerin is a painter and writer who understand this and show off his cats at presentation photos.
Nirvana is that place where kittens and cats are the center of the world and rock stars play with them and shows them photographs and gives them tiny little pet humans and are pen pals with with poets who write about them.
Happy Birthday Françoise Sagan.
We hope there are lots and lots of feline friends where you are.
* 21 June 1935
† 24 September 2004
We know he wrote the story about a cat who lived with a girl – Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Here he are with some of his muses.