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The Novel Reader (1888). Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Oil on canvas.
As art historian Judy Sund says it, for “this imagined female…[to be] reading a yellow book (i.e. a modern novel) with wide-eyed attention reflects the artist’s conviction that everyone should read, and suggests anew that his conception of the ideal woman included a devotion to the modern fiction that was modeled on his own.” (“Favoured Fictions,” p. 260).
"Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these."—Mark Twain
While dogs may be a man’s best friend, a cat is a writer’s truest companion. Both are creatures of solitary pursuits drawn together in moments of mutual appreciation then separating again to chase inspiration or the stray bird in the garden.
“Love? What is it? Most natural painkiller. What there is … LOVE.”—William S. Burroughs, last entry in his diary, written on the occasion of the death of his cat.