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 Devil’s Dictionary by Rhoda Koenig. Illustrations by Peter Breese

Ambrose Bierce’s masterpiece of cynical wit, The Devil’s Dictionary, first appeared in 1911, its caustic wisdom and arch tone lambasting follies and vices all around. To mark its centennial, Rhoda … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 8 Comments

Coming up this week on Vulpes Libris …

The Foxes have come up with their usual mixed bag this week – from forest fires to stroppy adolescents via a reworking of a wicked classic and a new biography … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

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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.)