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Endlessly enjoyable Craig Brown, The Guardian Sumptuous collection. The Oldie There are endless amusing trifles. The Week Mr Gross's legendary gifts as an editor and critic are much in evidence. Eric Ormsby, Wall Street Journal Substantial and richly entertaining anthology...Gross provides a brief but admirably informative history of the form. The Sunday Telegraph John Gross is an excellent and unintrusive host...he has produced here a fine, diverting book Seamus Perry, TLS Sparkling new compendium. DJ Taylor, Financial Times His entries have enough comic vigour or elegance to be amusing even when one does not know the author being spoofed, and hilarious when one does. Kevin Jackson, Sunday Times John Gross's new anthology of parodies in English (with a few foreign titbits) has samples both high and low of this diverse genre. The Economist The best pastiches, burlesques and spoofs have a magical wit that transcends mere mimicry, as this wide-ranging anthology shows. Kevin Jackson, The Sunday Times Gross has very sensibly put together an anthology that aims to give pleasure on at least two levels. Kevin Jackson, The Sunday Times It is impossible to read it without smiling, smirking or laughing out loud. Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard Superb anthology of parodies...This is an anthology with something for everyone. Simon Griffith, Mail on Sunday John Gross has compiled a historical anthology that is something to treasure. John Sutherland, Literary Review This collection of parodies does not disappoint...It's a deliciously funny book. Bevis Hillier, Spectator Excellent introduction to this superb smorgasbord of mimicry and literary mutilation. Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald His new and welcome anthology is well stocked with witty and diverting specimens. J. M. W. Thompson, Standpoint

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John Gross was a major editor and critic who worked for the TLS, the New York Times, and the Sunday Telegraph during his illustrious career.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019954882X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199548828
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.3 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,474,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By William Carpenter VINE VOICE on December 30, 2015
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This book I fear is both too thick and too thin,
Too many pages but too few authors to win.
Where is Woody Allen or Espy?
Tom Lehrer or others less testy?
And have either more notes or none --
Still some parts of this book were quite fun.
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The book has a lot of amusing parodies. Many of them parody an original I'm not familiar with, though the piece can be funny on its own. Among my favorites: One by Raymond Chandler, and parodies of nursery rhymes; some real howlers.
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By Mark Wukas on September 8, 2013
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The Ian Fleming parody alone was worth the price. A wonderful collection, but it helps is you are familiar with the material being parodied.
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