Today, we proudly introduce The Meow Library — cutting-edge original fiction and timeless classics, translated for your cat. The word "meow" repeated endlessly, to rapturous effect, across thousands of epoch-defining pages.
Books in the Series
The crown jewel of the Russian literary canon, War and Peace has long enriched the lives and imaginations of readers across the globe. The Meow Library is proud to offer this daring translation for your cat, so it too can experience the magnificence of this timeless epic.
Through the ingenious device of repeating the word “meow” over 400,000 times across 750 pages, we’ve rendered Tolstoy’s prose with unwavering fidelity to feline vocalization patterns, immortalizing the Russian master’s unparalleled wit, insight, and attention to detail in the most universal of all languages.
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace (For Your Cat) is available via Barnes & Noble.
A foundational and enduringly resonant work of Existentialist thought, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment tells the story of Raskolnikov, a brilliant yet tortured student who takes a decisive step outside the bounds of law and morality to assert himself and attain his ends, something your cat is inclined to do on a daily basis.
This lucid reimagining of Dostoevsky's classic novel brings Raskolnikov’s journey into the agonizing depths of conscience to a new species of reader - namely, the common housecat. It is our hope that Raskolnikov’s ineluctable plunge into madness and self-renunciation will serve as a lesson to your feline companion the next time they contemplate tormenting a canary or unleashing a self-righteous jet of urine upon a cherished heirloom rug.
Crime and Punishment (For Your Cat) is available via Barnes & Noble.
No clearer articulation of Nietzsche’s radical and long-misunderstood philosophy is to be found than in this lucid translation by celebrated feline linguist Sam Austen. The Meow Library’s painstakingly crafted rendition of this classic text shatters the boundaries of human language and gives revolutionary expression to Nietzsche’s declaration that “Man is a rope, fastened between animal and the Übermench” by rendering every word of Thus Spoke Zarathustra as a piercing “meow.”
Human readers will bemoan their inability to grasp that which is perfectly comprehensible to the common housecat, while literate felines will quickly navigate the most delicate parameters of Nietzsche’s transcendent prose-poem, gaining yet another advantage over their blundering and self-deluded human masters. Armed with Zarathustra’s vast stores of insight, your cat may, at long last, loop Nietzsche’s rope back to its point of origin, thereby meow meow meow MEOW MEOW MEOW MEOW meow meow meow meow, meow meow MEOW MEOW MEOW.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (For Your Cat) is available via Barnes & Noble.
“Meow meow meow meow meow, meow. Meow meow meow meow. Meow? Meow.”
So begins Sam Austen’s searing debut novel: an expansive, stream-of-consciousness fusillade decipherable only by cats, which may very well be a raucous, cogent satire laying waste to the literary establishment and the concept of language itself.
Or it may not.
Here, the experts weigh in:
“Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow meow, meow meow, meow. Meow meow.”
- Professor Beans, Unaltered Domestic Shorthair
“Meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow! Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow.”
- Stubbs, Breed Indeterminate
“Meow meow meow meow meow. Meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow.”
- Joan Didion
Meow: A Novel is available via Barnes & Noble.
The first and only professionally narrated audiobook for your cat. The word "meow," repeated 85,000 times - with feeling.
Meow: The Official Audiobook is available now on Audible.