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    In enterprise of martial kind,
    When there was any fighting,
    He led his regiment from behind—
    He found it less exciting.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Cats of all kinds weave in and out of the text; Burroughs has clearly taken to them in a big way in his old age and seems torn between a fear they will betray him into sentimentality and a resigned acceptance that a man can’t be ironic all the time.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)