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Published: 19 January 2012

368 Pages | 14 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199639373

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The Oxford Book of Parodies

Edited by John Gross

  • A hugely entertaining anthology encompassing light skits, boisterous send-ups, and savage lampoons, ranging from the broadly comic to the subtle and erudite, from popular nursery rhymes to literary classics
  • Compiled by the late John Gross, who was an esteemed anthologist and editor of many acclaimed collections, his New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes was called 'splendid', 'enlightening and hugely enjoyable', and 'delightful' by reviewers
  • An eclectic mix of well-known names and new discoveries, parodying material from Chaucer to the present day, as well as other artistic spheres such as the theatre, the art world, and film
  • John Gross's Introduction and occasional commentary discusses the parodic art and enlivens and contextualizes individual entries
  • Includes half-a-dozen parody-related illustrations