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The Golfer’s Rubáiyát and other 20th-Century Parodies

- July 24, 2019 in Edward FitzGerald, golf, metaphysics, parody, The Rubáiyát, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám has inspired parodies by cat lovers and car lovers. But it seems to have found a special place in the hearts of golfers.

The Joys of Young Werther (1775)

- May 7, 2019 in defecation, German romanticism, Goethe, hollywood, J. W. Goethe, parody, romanticism, satire, suicide, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Weltschmerz, Werther-Effekt

A year after Goethe’s tale of teenage angst and suicide came this satire giving it a Hollywood ending.

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

- June 8, 2016 in aesop, fables, fontaine, Guy Wetmore Carryl, parody, Peter Newell, satire

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's Aesop-style originals from more than 200 years earlier.

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

- June 8, 2016 in aesop, fables, fontaine, Guy Wetmore Carryl, parody, Peter Newell, satire

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's Aesop-style originals from more than 200 years earlier.

Fables for the Frivolous (1899)

- June 8, 2016 in aesop, fables, fontaine, Guy Wetmore Carryl, parody, Peter Newell, satire

One of the earliest works by the American parodist Guy Wetmore Carryl, this collection of fables are adapted from Jean de La Fontaine's Aesop-style originals from more than 200 years earlier.