Some parodies

an anthology

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This site is inspired by Dwight Macdonald's 1960 anthology Parodies. It follows the minimalist design of my sites Richard Feynman and Some paradoxes - an anthology.

Parodies can be affectionate or unaffectionate. The general rule here is, the more recent the original the less affectionate the parody.

Many of the best literary parodies have been of authors whose names are barely known now. They are well represented in other anthologies (see Bibliography), but I have not generally included them here. Perhaps in fifty years' time parodies of Martin Amis, Ian McEwan or Clive James will also be obsolete.

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You might also enjoy the sister-site Some paradoxes

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