ANIMAL SPIRITS: A Carnival of Prose, Poetry and Cartoons by Whit- Ed. Burnett

ANIMAL SPIRITS: A Carnival of Prose, Poetry and Cartoons

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A bumptious lot of drollery giving the dominating domestic creatures their due. Among the contributing prose pros and well versed versifiers are Robert Benchley, Sherwood Anderson, Louis Bromfield, Don Marquis, Ogden Nash, T. S. Eliot. Approaches range from the charming, improbable tale of a carnival man innocent in love, whose wife had to outwit a formidable rival, Mary the pig,- to the awesome experience of Sherwood Anderson with dogs gone wolf in a moonlit snow-laden forest. In between, a finny character gives his human cohabitant the fish eye, and a cat gives her tale of history. Generally, the beasts best their masters, who somehow doggishly don't mind at all. Almost 100 cartoons come from England, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland and the U.S.A. to give international savor to the big bone. Joyous romping and good household gifting.

Pub Date: Dec. 5th, 1956
Publisher: Lippincott