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.

The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease, ed Sarah Eyre & Ra Page: a creepy collection for the depths of winter

In 1919 Sigmund Freud published an essay that delved deep into the tradition of horror writing and claimed to understand one of its darkest tricks. Like a mad scientist, he … Continue reading

February 11, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

A desire to bring the author regular tea and biscuits and then sit at their feet is probably not the usual – or sane – response to a work of … Continue reading

September 23, 2009 · 13 Comments

Next week on Vulpes Libris …

. ~~~o~~~ . .A thoroughly mixed bag awaits you this week, gentle readers, with children featuring prominently – along with a healthy dose of death, art and ninjutsu topped off … Continue reading

September 20, 2009 · 1 Comment



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