THE SOPHISTICATED CAT: A Gathering of Stories, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings About Cats.
New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A far-ranging anthology with contributions in both poetry and prose by Chekhov, Wodehouse, Poe, Emily Dickinson, Swift, Wordsworth, Hemingway, Twain, Runyon, Yeats, Tennyson, Eliot, Herriot, Neruda, Alice Adams, Francine Prose, Ted Hughes, May Swenson, Kipling, Hearn, Lear, Faulkner, Emile Zola, Wordsworth, Jonathan Swift, Ben Franklin, [Italo Calvino, Lewis Caroll, John Updike, Ted Hughes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Angela Carter, Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Baudelaire, Thomas Gray, and many others. Prefaces by both Oates and Halpern (Oates also contributes a short story). SIGNED on the title page by Joyce Carol Oates. 396 pp. ISBN: 0-525935223.