Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Coming up next on Vulpes:

hartboy Our dedication to the Vulpine cause knoweth (almost) no bounds, but even WE feel that from time to time we deserve a break, so this week will be a short one, with just two main offerings – a thoroughly seasonal one on Monday and a thoroughly … well … Kirsty one on Tuesday.

Monday finds Jackie deconstructing the seasonal poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – and she says you won’t look at it the same way again afterwards.

On Tuesday Kirsty introduces a work of substantial  interest with Part I of her review of Ignacio Ramonet’s Fidel Castro: Biografia a dos voces.

Finally, on Wednesday, Lisa will be here bearing season’s greetings and details of our Christmas and New Year holiday plans.

(The wonderful ‘Night before Christmas’ cartoon is courtesy of hartboy on Flickr, reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence.)

7 comments on “Coming up next on Vulpes:

  1. kirstyjane
    December 21, 2008

    I don’t see how a jovial old man with a beard can possibly be unseasonal.

  2. Moira
    December 21, 2008

    Does he go “Ho-ho-ho” a lot, favour big red romper suits and make value judgements vis-a-vis naughty or nice?

  3. Moira
    December 21, 2008

    Strangely enough, I couldn’t find any illustrations when I searched “Fidel Castro Christmas” …

  4. kirstyjane
    December 21, 2008

    I read a book by… oh lord, some less than perspicacious journalist who did compare the two. Horrific.

    And he does wear the same outfit every. single. day. The green fatigues must get tiring to someone who used to be such a snappy dresser, pre-revolution.

  5. Moira
    December 21, 2008

    Hey! Maybe he was green/red colour blind …

  6. kirstyjane
    December 21, 2008

    That could cause some problems to a revolutionary leader.

    The workers’ flag is deepest… wait.

  7. Jackie
    December 22, 2008

    That is a hilarious cartoon. I burst out laughing.

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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