Constable & Robinson Publishing

What You Didn't Miss

A Book of Literary Parodies as Featured in Private Eye

D.J. Taylor

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B format, 272 pp
Published 20th Sep 2012
ISBN: 9781780336886
Markets: UK C/Wealth ex Can

A witty compilation of literary spoofs to entertain and not so gently mock - as featured in Private Eye's 'What You Didn't miss' column.
Since the late 1990s, Private Eye's 'What You Didn't Miss' column has trained a vigilant lens on some of the great literary reputations of our age. Highlights of this bumper selection include Martin Amis exploring the sexual revolution of the 1960s, A.S. Byatt rewriting the Norse myths and the late Anthony Powell reflecting on his death. There are verse contributions from such distinguished contemporary poets as Seamus Heaney, Clive James and Sir Andrew Motion and a host of biographical subjects ranging from Hugh Trevor-Roper to the Bloomsbury Group.

Edited and introduced by D.J. Taylor, What You Didn't Miss Part 94 doubles up as both an hilarious collection of literary lampoons and an alternative history of modern English Literature.