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.

1Q84 (Book One and Book Two) by Haruki Murakami

Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin When 1Q84 was published in Japan in 2009, bookshops all but sold out within a day. More than 1 million copies were sold … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 11 Comments

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Yevgeny Zamyatin completed We in 1921, only for it to gain the dubious honour of becoming the first book to be banned by Glavlit, the newly created Soviet censors. Yet … Continue reading

August 24, 2010 · 7 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.)