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.

Peter Kennedy’s Fishermen’s Tales

Peter Kennedy’s novel Fishermen’s Tales is a linked collection of stories about plague in the north-east of England, a gated fishing town which turns away starving people on the beach because … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Vulpes Revisited: Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey

(Originally published 22nd April 2008) Sylvanus Now is a fisherman, living in Newfoundland in the 1950s, ‘poor at book learning’, but who knows and loves this savage sea and land. … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sylvanus Now by Donna Morrissey

As part of our ‘Wilderness Week‘ series: Sylvanus Now is a fisherman, living in Newfoundland in the 1950s, ‘poor at book learning’, but who knows and loves this savage sea … Continue reading

April 22, 2008 · 13 Comments

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

A funny thing happened on the way to the hatchet. I was chomping at the bit to rip apart Hemingway. His testosterone fueled novels are filled with manly men combating … Continue reading

April 7, 2008 · 13 Comments

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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.)