ShrinkLits: Seventy of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size

 
9780233973142: ShrinkLits: Seventy of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size

From Antigone to Lolita, from Beowulf to The Hobbit. The world's greatest literature is summarized in Maurice Sagoff's hilarious light verse. The result-70 intoxicating distillations of the classics everyone has been taking far too seriously for far too long. Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club and a New York Times Best Seller. 180,000 copies in print.

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Reductio ad absurdum!

70 Epic tales & heroic myths, dense theories & windy texts, oral traditions & really long novels-all reduced to 34 minutes reading.

Learn Mill's Principles of Political Economy in couplets, Darwin's Origin of Species as a chant. Read Jane Eyre in 30 lines, Beowulf in 26, The Canterbury Tales in 21. Discover Melville's Moby Dick in 8 lines of verse, fully footnoted. Catch up on Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in a record 3-stanza report.

Plus many more that are less-70 ShrinkLits in all.

Full-color illustrations throughout.

About the Author:

Maurice Sagoff

Age: 88

journalist-turned-poet who wrote Shrinklits: 70 of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size, a collection that cleverly and succinctly summarized literary classics in verse. Passed away March 18,1998.



Roslyn Schwartz (born September 29, 1951) is a Canadian children's author and animator.


Born in Montreal, Quebec, she was raised in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Schwartz is the author of The Mole Sisters series, The Smoker's Addictionary (1985), Rose and Dorothy (1981), and Tales from Parc la Fontaine (2006). The The Mole Sisters has won international acclaim and was made into a T.V. cartoon series.


She also created two short animated films with the National Film Board of Canada, I'm your Man and The Arkelope.[

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