Cats in the 19th Century (Part 17-Charles Baudelaire’s “Cats”)

Charles Baudelaire’s Cats The short lived French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), had much in common with Edgar Allan Poe.  Both would die young, and both were interested in the macabre and supernatural.  Baudelaire and Poe suffered from depression, drug and alcohol abuse and were sensitive men who enjoyed the company of cats. Baudelaire was often […]

Cats in the 19th Century (Part 16 -Théophile Gautier)

The French poet and writer Théophile Gautier  (1811-1872), truly adored cats.  Many of his poems include them, and they were his beloved companions. An excerpt from the Daily Telegraph of 1895, describes his passionate affection for his felines.             “Theophile Gautier, one of the most famous and artistic French authors of the present century, had […]