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 on Vulpes Libris: Parody Week

Photo by gandhiji40 via Flickr.

The Foxes are donning their flameproof suits and wielding their best poking sticks as we devote a whole week to the theory and practice of parody.

On Monday, Kate kicks off the week with the 1930s classic Parody Party, in which famous authors thoroughly parody other famous authors, not always kindly.

Tuesday is a red-letter day for VL, as Kirsty — using every connection she possesses and a few she doesn’t — has snared a much-coveted guest appearance from Eminent Historian T.V. Donne.  Form an orderly queue, please.

On Wednesday, Moira’s going to attempt to parody a man who was already a parody – William McGonagall: but if it all goes horribly wrong, she might just tell you all about this great teddy bear she’s knitted…guest blogger George Simmers reveals the gentle parodying genius of the British Army under fire.

On Thursday, guest blogger George Simmers reveals the gentle parodying genius of the British Army under fire.

And on Friday, it’s Michael Carley on the night Vladimir Il’ich came to town.

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris: Parody Week

  1. Jackie
    October 7, 2012

    That pic is so funny, I’m still chuckling as I type this.

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