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: Comedy Week

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Laughing Dog by PearlsandaCardi, via Flickr

This week on Vulpes Libris, the Foxes consider comedy: literary and televisual, political and social (and biblical, apparently), classic and contemporary.

On Monday, we have a classic from the archives: a courageous dialogue, if I may say, full of novel and refreshing insight. I can only emphasise that there can be no question of considering either participant… unsound.

On Tuesday, Jackie follows the wacky adventures of David Sedaris in Me Talk Pretty One Day.

Wednesday’s order of the day is a post by Moira on The Richest and Wisest: How Dad’s Army held a mirror up to a nation.

On Thursday, we have Kate’s thoughts on unacceptable politics in funny writing, or, How Not to Feel Guilty When Roaring with Laughter At Conservative Jokes.

On Friday, Hilary wonders if there was a golden age of literary competitions as she compares New Statesman comps from three decades.

And on Saturday, Leena laughs out loud at Jeanette Winterson’s short biblical romp, Boating for Beginners.

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This entry was posted on February 17, 2013 by in Coming up this week and tagged , , , , , .



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