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


I always try to look for a unifying theme in every week, but this week really has me in despair. One half is history; the other half is very modern. One half deals with war; one quarter, with music; and one quarter is experimental literature. ‘Art overcoming the horrors of war’? Let’s settle for that as a theme.

Monday: Jackie tells us why she found Rob Sheffield’s memoir Turn Around Bright Eyes surprisingly insightful.

Tuesday: Kate reviews Altai, the new novel from the Italian writers’ collective Wu Ming (formerly known as Luther Blissett. It’s complicated.)

Thursday: Sharon finds a history of post-Civil War America shocking and powerful.

Friday: Leena finally writes about Juliet Barker’s Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450. As promised.

(The archer fox is from the Etsy shop of BeaumontStudio, which has plenty of similarly fabulous animal portraits!)

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    February 23, 2014

    Really like that archer fox and am going to check out their other work.

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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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