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Does it happen to contain Highsmith's take on cat vs. boyfriend?
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Yep. That's "Ming's Biggest Prey". That one was delicious fun ... in a Highsmith way. The other two were really good, too, in very different ways, tho.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
The actual content is as follows:

Drei Stories
Was die Katze hereinschleppte / Something the Cat Dragged In, 1977 entstanden, ist dem Short-Story-Band Keiner von uns (Zürich: Diogenes 2005) entnommen. Aus dem Amerikanischen von Matthias Jendis.
Mings fetteste Beute / Ming’s Biggest Prey, 1972 entstanden, entstammt dem Short-Story-Band Kleine Mordgeschichten für Tierfreunde / Kleine Geschichten für Weiberfeinde (Zürich: Diogenes 2004). Deutsch von Melanie Walz.
Der leere Nistkasten / The Empty Birdhouse, 1966 entstanden, ist dem Short-Story-Band Der Schneckenforscher (Zürich: Diogenes 2003) entnommen. Deutsch von Dirk van Gunsteren. Drei

Gedichte
Wann Kätzchen/Kitten, Katze/Cat, Alte Katze/Old Cat entstanden sind, ist nicht bekannt. Erstveröffentlichung. Deutsch von Erica Ruetz.

Ein Essay
Mit Katzen leben oder On Cats and Lifestyle / On Cats and Lifestyle erschien erstmals in der Originalsprache in ›Murder Ink.‹, New York 1979. Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung. Deutsch von Melanie Walz.
I think this is definitely going to make my TBR!
"Ming's Biggest Prey" is unforgettable -- great fun, and oh so wicked in a *very* Highsmith way!
BrokenTune 2 years ago
It really is. I was gripped by the first paragraph already where Ming is unceremoniously turfed out of the cabin.
Yup. You pretty much know from the start that she has cause for revenge ... and she's going to act on it, and it won't be pretty.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Ah, but that is the thing. I never know with Highsmith how it is going to end...and whether revenge will be had. It's one of the reasons I keep reading her stories.
Murder by Death 2 years ago
Do any of the cats in this book come to a sad/bad end?
BrokenTune 2 years ago
No. She definitely preferred cats to humans.
Murder by Death 2 years ago
Excellent - might be a Highsmith I can give a try then.