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 Devil is in the Details: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen

by Kari Maaren. This Friday, several million extremely obsessed people will be heading eagerly to theatres to catch the opening of Jack Snyder’s Watchmen, a movie that several million other … Continue reading

March 4, 2009 · 8 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes …

Have any of you ever wondered how the Foxes get it together?  How they preserve their serene and swanlike public exterior while producing a continuous stream of articulate, thought-provoking and … Continue reading

March 1, 2009 · 7 Comments

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’: Dream a Little Dream of … Dream?

Article by Kari Maaren. Neil Gaiman has been popping into view quite a lot recently. His twisted children’s tale Coraline is making it to the big screen this Friday; in … Continue reading

February 4, 2009 · 9 Comments

The Ill-Made Knight: Batman as Hero

Article by Kari Maaren Not long after The Dark Knight hit theatres this summer, people began speculating as to its Oscar chances. Here was an intelligent, thematically rich film that … Continue reading

October 7, 2008 · 8 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.)