The Cats of Copenhagen
|The Cats of Copenhagen|
1st edition cover
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
"The Cats of Copenhagen" is a posthumously-published short story written by Irish author James Joyce and illustrated by American artist Casey Sorrow. Written in 1936 for his grandson Stephen James Joyce, it was not published until 2012, when Joyce's work entered the public domain in certain jurisdictions.
Ithys Press published their fine arts edition of The Cats of Copenhagen in January 2012. This edition features original pen and ink illustrations by Casey Sorrow, letterpress typeset by Michael Caine, and handmade paper marbling and binding of Christopher Rowlatt.
The publication attracted controversy, as the Zürich James Joyce Foundation's Fritz Senn expressed disappointment that the script of The Cats of Copenhagen had been copied from a letter held at the Foundation without consultation or discussion.
Giunti Editore released their Italian edition, "I gatti di Copenhagen", on October 24, 2012.
Chiuko Publishing Co. released their Chinese edition, "哥本哈根的貓", in September 2013.
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- "哥本哈根的貓" (The Cats of Copenhagen), Chiuko Publishing Co.