Holy Tango of Literature
If Poets & Playwrights Wrote Works Whose Titles Were Anagrams of Their Names
By Francis Heaney (Author), Richard Thompson (Illustrator)
A devilishly clever collection of poetry and prose satirizing the great poets and playwrights of literary history, from Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Bashō; to Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe, and Emily Dickinson; to Sylvia Plath, e. e. cummings, and Maya Angelou. But there’s a twist: Each writer's name is rearranged in an anagram as a title of the new “work,” creating the subject for a parody rendered in the author's style, riffing on everything from the IRS to Star Wars. Features astute caricatures by renowned cartoonist Richard Thompson (1957–2016), whose syndicated comic strips Cul de Sac and Richard’s Poor Almanac appeared in TheWashington Post, and who also illustrated for TheNew Yorker, TheAtlantic Monthly, and many others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Francis Heaney is a periodically anthologized humor writer who has also spent time as a copy editor, a writer for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and a playwright and songwriter. But mostly he writes and edits puzzles, which have appeared in many books and in TheNew York Times, the Onion, Games, Wired, Time Out, and various other places. For more, see francisheaney.com.