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.

Coming Up This Week

It’s the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere and the flowers are lush, baby birds are testing new wings and thunderstorms alternate with hot, sunny days. Winter seems so … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eloise Ristad: A Soprano on Her Head

Right-side-up reflections on life and other performances Seems a bit silly to review a book about musicians’ mental blocks and performance anxiety on a book blog; but Eloise Ristad herself acknowledged her … Continue reading

July 27, 2008 · 8 Comments

Michael Steen: Enchantress of Nations

Pauline Viardot: Soprano, Muse and Lover  Enchantress of Nations is the biography of a 19th-century opera singer, but I cannot call it an opera biography and I hope opera haters … Continue reading

June 20, 2008 · 6 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.)