Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cat & Author: May


Margaret Mitchell 
(November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) 
An American author and journalist, Margaret only published one novel. She wrote "Gone with the Wind", the American Civil War classic novel that was made into a legendary movie. She won both the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. Later, a collection of Mitchell's early writings were published.


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23 comments:

  1. One novel but oh what a super duper novel it was. Love you photo!!!

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  2. That novel was worth more than a pile of other novels that are now forgotten.
    That kitty photo would arouse the male kitties in my barn, the rascals. They are always on the prowl. Lol..

    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. My copy is worn and fragile- one of my favorites.

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  4. I loved it, too. Her cat looked like our Audrey. Lovely.

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  5. Her first novel would have been a hard act to follow ... perhaps it was wise for her to allow it to be the only one. Nice choice ...

    Andrea

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  6. Which goes to show that it only takes one really good piece of work to achieve distinction... quality wins over quantity every time! Loved that closing illustration, just too clever!

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  7. This novel is timeless and I suspect that it always will be.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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  8. I've read Gone With The Wind more than once. It's a wonderful book.

    Happy Thursday!

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  9. If we could only do one as well...

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  10. I have always enjoyed Margaret Mitchell and her thoughts on a life so long ago. I always wondered what would have happened if she hadn't been run over by that car and what other great novels she might have published. I have never seen a photo of her before, thanks for posting that.

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  11. The green eyes in the cat picture are SO Vivien Leigh, SO Scarlett. It's easy to view this type of comic as racist, and yet let's remember who had the upper hand in that relationship. No matter what Scarlett threatened, Mammy always put her (and Rhett) in their places.

    Great post, McG, sure to stir up some issues, no? Love, Amy

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  12. I have always felt that Gone With The Wind is The "PERFECT" novel ... awesome book !!!

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  13. Well, if you're only going to write one book, make it a classic! :)

    I LOVE that photo of Margaret Mitchell and her kitty.

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  14. Is that your photo? It's very good.

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  15. I love that she loved kitties!

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  16. I didn't know she was a cat person. :)

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  17. These are wonderful! I love them!

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  18. Mom said she had no idea that Margaret Mitchell died at such a young age. We love the kitties in their period costumes. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  19. Thanks for sharing this. We have a grand old picture theatre here, that usually only plays older movies. My mother took me there to see Gone with the Wind, such good memories.

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  20. Oh wow! Where did you find that MM pic? It's lovely. And, of course, I love the cat painting of cat versions of Scarlet and Mammie. Thanks for sharing!

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