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On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> No, not true, I'm afraid. It was only Pound who gave the nickname "Old
> Possum" to Eliot.
> My search brought me to this link to Michael North.
>
>
> https://books.google.com/books?id=urxqG-ibZQ4C&pg=PA77&lpg=PA77&dq20#v=onepage&q&f=false
>
> CR
>
> On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml',[log in to unmask]);>> wrote:
>
>> Here's an interesting page. I love the picture of Ezra Pound surrounded
>> by his cats. Was Eliot's poem inspired by Pound's love of cats? And was
>> Pound nicknamed "Old Possum"? That's what the page claims. There's also a
>> picture of TS Eliot and a cat.
>>
>>
>> http://www.thegreatcat.org/cats-20th-century-cats-literature-t-s-eliots-cats/
>>
>>
>> CR
>>
>> On Friday, October 9, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> PROJECT MUSE
>>>
>>> The article here is inaccessible but the opening page gives an inkling
>>> of its reading.
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> The Sane, the Mad, the Good, the Bad: T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of
>>> Practical Cats
>>> Marion C. Hodge
>>> From: Children's Literature
>>> Volume 7, 1978
>>> pp. 129-146 | 10.1353/chl.0.0381
>>>
>>> https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/chl/summary/v007/7.hodge.html
>>>
>>> ---
>>>
>>> CR
>>>
>>> On Friday, October 9, 2015, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Well, here's another take that underscores the hidden metaphysic.
>>>>
>>>> T. S. Eliot and his Jellicle Cats
>>>> Levi Asher • June 24th, 2010
>>>>
>>>> http://www.litkicks.com/EliotCats
>>>>
>>>> CR
>>>>
>>>> On Friday, October 9, 2015, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> That's just the cat 😻 lover's version. They just read the lines. I
>>>>> want the spaces between. The dark matters. The purring.
>>>>> 😻
>>>>> P
>>>>>
>>>>> On 9 Oct 2015 5:13 am, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Enjoy the rhythms.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Check out this video on YouTube:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > http://youtu.be/XgyRzIm7U1g
>>>>> >
>>>>> > CR
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Thursday, October 8, 2015, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I will begin by sticking in my thumb (👍) to pull out a plumb,  or
>>>>> something dumb.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> There is a shadowy hierarchy among the cats which ranges from the
>>>>> most concrete to the most mysterious. Do I detect a kind of anti-metaphysic?
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> On 8 Oct 2015 8:19 pm, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> Thank you muchly,  CR.
>>>>> >>> P
>>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>> On 8 Oct 2015 8:06 pm, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> >>>>
>>>>> >>>> You may go to the following link and then download a PDF file.
>>>>> >>>> It takes a couple seconds.
>>>>> >>>>
>>>>> >>>>
>>>>> http://www.inflibnet.ac.in/ojs/index.php/Margins/article/view/2257/1857
>>>>>
>>>>> >>>>
>>>>> >>>> CR
>>>>> >>>>
>>>>> >>>> On Thursday, October 8, 2015, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> >>>>>
>>>>> >>>>> Resulted in 'this page doesn't exist.'
>>>>> >>>>> P.
>>>>> >>>>>
>>>>> >>>>> On 8 Oct 2015 12:33 pm, "Rickard A. Parker" <
>>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > I haven't had a chance to read this yet and I've got to go out
>>>>> but I did have have enough time to find this article that appears worth
>>>>> reading:
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > San Jose State University
>>>>> >>>>> > Department of English and Comparative Literature
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > Eliot's Cats: Serious Play Behind the Playful Seriousness
>>>>> >>>>> > Paul Douglass
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > Recommended Citation:
>>>>> >>>>> > Paul Douglass. "Eliot's Cats: Serious Play Behind the Playful
>>>>> Seriousness" Children's Literature 11 (1983): 109-24.
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > This article is brought to you for free and open access by the
>>>>> English and Comparative Literature, Department of at SJSU ScholarWorks. It
>>>>> has been accepted for inclusion in Faculty Publications by an authorized
>>>>> administrator of SJSU ScholarWorks.
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > I created a tiny URL for the pdf document (but it is a bit
>>>>> slow in loading).
>>>>> >>>>> > "Eliot's Cats" is available online at:
>>>>> >>>>> >    http://tinyurl.com/p47ewqt
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > -----------
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > TinyURL was created!
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > The following URL:
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=eng_complit_pub&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3D%2522t.s.%2Beliot%2522%2Bpekes%2Bunpublished%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D%26bih%3D%26gbv%3D2%26oq%3D%2522t.s.%2Beliot%2522%2Bpekes%2Bunpublished%26gs_l%3Dheirloom-serp.3...115397.119821.0.120261.12.1.0.11.0.0.112.112.0j1.1.0....0...1ac.1.34.heirloom-serp..12.0.0.oz4LpypK9X4#search=%22t.s.%20eliot%20pekes%20unpublished%22
>>>>> >>>>> >
>>>>> >>>>> > has a length of 461 characters and resulted in the following
>>>>> TinyURL which has a length of 26 characters:
>>>>> >>>>> >    http://tinyurl.com/p47ewqt
>>>>>
>>>>