Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ten of the best parodies in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best parodies in literature.

One book on the list:
Ulysses by James Joyce

Bloom meets the drunken Stephen Dedalus at Dublin's National Maternity Hospital, where Mina Purefroy is giving birth, and the narrative runs through English literary styles from Anglo-Saxon onwards. The Dickensian account of the post-natal mother ("Reverently look at her as she reclines there with the motherlight in her eyes") is especially delectable.
Read about all ten parodies on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue