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An Old Woman and Her Cat

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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a short story about a woman’s gradual drift outside the limits of society.

An old woman, with gipsy blood, begins to find the conventions of society stifling – when her husband dies, and her children leave home, she embraces a marginal, unconventional existence, accompanied by her faithful cat.

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Kindle Edition, 50 pages
Published March 28th 2013 by Fourth Estate
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Tempo de Ler
May 05, 2016 Tempo de Ler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este livro é maravilhoso!
No primeiro conto, Uma Velha e o Seu Gato, Doris Lessing fala-nos dos que não cabem na nossa cruelmente preconceituosa sociedade; dos que, por serem ligeiramente diferentes, são renegados para a margem.

Leais um ao outro, Hatty e o seu gato Tibby são almas selvagens com a sua dose de excentricidade. Vivem em relativa harmonia, liberdade… e isolamento. O esposo de Hatty faleceu, os filhos não querem saber dela e os amigos/vizinhos acham-na bizarra demais para conviverem co
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Rita Araújo
Oct 09, 2016 Rita Araújo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: na-estante
Primeiro conto - 5

Segundo conto - 4,5
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Teresa
Apr 22, 2016 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: g-contos, e5, n-irao
Todas as histórias de amor são bonitas...

Uma velha e o seu Gato
Hetty morreu aos setenta anos de frio e de fome. Tinha quatro filhos, "pessoas respeitáveis, com casas, bons empregos e carros.", que a desprezavam por ela ser uma mulher estranha, uma velha que vendia trapos e que os envergonhava.
Tibby era um gato independente, "guerreiro coberto de cicatrizes, infestado de pulgas, com um rasgão numa orelha e um aspecto miserável."
Os dois amaram-se até que a morte os separou...

A história de dois Cã
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David Ferreira Alves
Duas histórias muito reais e sentidas.
A escrita é forte e faz-nos viver os vários momentos, espaços e sentidos com as personagens. São duas histórias curtas que são Boss formas de conhecer a autora.
Leonor
Sep 08, 2016 Leonor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contos
Duas histórias tristes em que os animais têm papel principal, na linha de um amor aos seus animais que atravessa a vida da autora. Histórias de abandono e solidão e de afastamento.
Eli Correia
Jun 04, 2016 Eli Correia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Histórias de uma veracidade que pode ser confundido com banalidade. Relatam o mundo na sua faceta mais autêntica, com momentos bons e maus...
Diana N
Apr 25, 2016 Diana N rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Custa-me dar uma pontuação tão baixa a um livro com animais, mas foi uma leitura que não me conseguiu prender e as histórias são deprimentes.
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Both of her parents were British: her father, who had been crippled in World War I, was a clerk in the Imperial Bank of Persia; her mother had been a nurse. In 1925, lured by the promise of getting rich through maize farming, the family moved to the British colony in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Like other women writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school (such as Oliv ...more
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