A Cat Walks Home Alone at Night; Lest We Forget, A Birthday Shout Out for Edgar Allan Poe

For those who might have wondered about the tag “Masuka the Cat” in January 11th’s review, below, of the film A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, it seems the feline actor as well as director and writer Ana Lily Amirpour has gained a following.  For one example, check out this review by Howard Feinstein in FILMMAKER MAGAZINE  on November 21 2014, “No One Knows About Persian Cats” (scroll down to the end for the really good 640px-Edgar_Allan_Poe_Birthplace_Bostonstuff), or this on SHOCKYA.COM by Tami Smith, who didn’t seem to care for the movie itself that much, but does like the cat.

Also it should be noted that today, January 19, is the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).  His life was short but, hard as it may have seemed at the time, one we’re the richer for today.  Poe and his wife Virginia (d. 1847) also had a cat incidentally — no, not a black cat but believed to have been a tortoise shell — named “Catterina.”

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  1. I loved that last part referring to the cat, thank you! . As for the cat, it says, he is at the node of the love grid. and survives.

  2. Hi Marge, thank you for the Robinson essay on Poe! It’s probably been 50 years since I read the Narrative of A. Gordon Pym and now I’ve an urge to read it again (I was disappointed the first time because of the lack of ending, but at that time I would have been reading it primarily as an adventure story). And I’ve exhumed a copy of Eureka that I’d copied off the internet rather more recently but not got around to reading yet — complete with introduction by John Astin, who we may remember as Gomez Addams though he is also a Poe scholar (and did a one-man show in the Nineties, “Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon a Midnight).




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