Sunday, April 3, 2011

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot (Review)


I read this short collection of poems by T. S. Eliot for the Classics Circuit Lost Generation tour. I had never heard of them before even though they were the inspiration for the Broadway musical Cats. I have never seen Cats either. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats was published in 1939. It consisted of 14 poems; “Cat Morgan Introduces Himself,” a verse about a pirate cat, was added in a later edition. I chose this selection because my family has three cats and they have very definite personalities and quirks. Biscuit is very nervous, Pierre is a little prince, and Little Baby is a grumpy old man. Overall I thought the poems were very creative and well written. They are not hard to read or understand. I am not used to reading and reviewing poetry so I am not sure what else to write. My favorite poem was the Naming of Cats. Our cats respond to several different nicknames. lol
 Recommended. :)

A link to read them online:
 http://www.moggies.co.uk/html/oldpssm.html

1 comment:

Rebecca Reid said...

This sounds like fun. Is it kid appropriate? Maybe I"ll read some to my son, since it's poetry month and all.

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