Years ago I read a parody of Whitman (mostly a pastiche of A Song of Joys
, IIRC) which I have largely forgotten, except for a single line: playing on WW's tendency to exhortations and his supreme self-regard, it was along the lines of "Lumberjack, fell your mighty tree! But not until I, Walt Whitman, am safely out of the way." Googling this fragment, parts of it, and variants of it avails me naught. Anyone else recall this?
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Jul 16, 2013 -
I recently ran across this text on a Virgil-centered site
The Secret History of Virgil
by Alexander Neckam
said to be based on a
History by Gaius Asinius Pollio
From a Manuscript in Old Royal Library in the British Museum
Edited and Translated
By Joannes Opsopoeus Brettanus
Is this an actual 12th-13th c. text based on an actual 1st c. BCE source, or a modern-day confection of the "found manuscript" variety? The copyright, of course, is odd, but I thought it might've been claimed by the site hosting the text.
There was a brief discussion of it here
, but no conclusions were drawn.
posted by the sobsister
on May 28, 2013 -
What are the best non-Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, collections, and novels?
posted by jsturgill
on Dec 7, 2012 -
I'm in the process of formulating a story that would twist a known, beloved children's franchise setting into a violent noir. The eventual goal would be to self-publish an ebook for a few bucks on Amazon, but I'm concerned that the subject matter would get the book pulled due to copyright matters. How does Amazon handle parody and pastiche? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Mar 26, 2012 -