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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 07:24 PM

Mary Gaitskill reads "Lost Cat"

A meditation on human love and animal love:

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BeyondGeography Jan 2021 OP
femmedem Jan 2021 #1
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 07:40 PM

1. Thank you so much for posting this. Mary Gaitskill has long been one of my favorite authors.

But I had never heard her read before and--because she takes such risks with her writing--didn't expect her speaking voice to be so quiet and without bravado.

What a treat. Now I love her work even more.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:06 PM

2. You're welcome...I love the way she reads

I read a transcript of this and went fishing for a video. I was blown away by her intonation and cadence. Plus, having just lost a very dear and irreplaceable cat, she puts in words why we feel the passing of cherished pets so deeply.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 10:52 PM

3. I played the video for Mr. Femmedem and he was blown away, too.

By her words, her insight and-- as you put it so well--her intonation and cadence.

And I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear cat.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 11:38 PM

4. Thank you

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