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The Satanic Nurses: And Other Literary…

The Satanic Nurses: And Other Literary Parodies

by J. B. Miller

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  picardyrose | Apr 15, 2009 |
some fun short parodies of famous works. I particularly enjoyed Anais Nin's Diary as written by Bridget Jones, and Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Frodo. Nothing fabulous, but some fun ideas. ( )
  Jim53 | Jun 8, 2008 |
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Shortly before he joined the Central European Bowling League, Vladimir Nabokov called me up at my Woodstock hideaway. It was difficult to hear "Vlad" (as everyone called him) because I had Lillian Hellman* and Mary McCarthy duking it out in the kitchen.
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Ernest Hemingway: Hunting a Tiger in Africa
Vladimir Nabokov: Colita
Ernest Shackleton: Obdurance
Virginia Woolf. William Powell Diary (1936)
Norman Mailer: The Rules
Jack Kerouac: On the Bus
J. R. R. Tolkien: Lord of the Strings
Cole Porter: You're Full of Crap
Namuel Beckett: En Attendant Frodo
Raymond Carver: Paper Cut
P. G. Wodehouse: She's a Right Ho, jeeves
J. D. Salinger: Later Work
Ronald Reagan: Itch: A Memoir of Edmund Morris
Lillian Hellman: Implausimento
Bridget Jones: The Diary of Anais Nin
Edward Albee: Annoying Play w/ Dog
John Updike: Rabbit Rocks
William Burroughs: Naked Brunch
Saltnan Rushdie: The Satanic Nurses
Joyce Carol Oates: List of Works
John Irving: Two Cheers for Leon Bixby
Toni Morrison: Belabored
Jay McInerney: What Lights, Which City?
Martin Amis: Stalking Mr. Bellow
Philip Roth: Roth Unbound
Kurt Vonnegut: Graduation Speech
Terry McMillan: Waiting to Inhale
Frank McCourt: Angela's Eyelashes
Don DeLillo: American Opener
Irvine Welsh: Trainspitting
Jonathan Franzen: On Oprah
Fay Weldon: The Evil Pajamas
Tom Wolfe: Puffy Combs Is the New Duke of Seanhampton!
Rick Moody: Laundromat America
Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Sentences
Nicholson Baker: Box
E. Annie Proulx: Vocabulary Crimes
Dave Eggers: A Backbreaking Work of Incredible Thinness
David Mamet: How It Is to Write
Eve Ensler and Anne Rice: The Vampire Monologues
David Fodter Wallace: Infinate Pest
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Rolling Stone
Brett Easton Ellis: Bookorama
Elmore Leonard: 99 Rules for Writing
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312305443, Hardcover)

In J.B. Miller's alternative literary universe, Virginia Woolf has a crush on William Powell, Norman Mailer provides "The Rules" for dating, Bridget Jones writes "The Diary of Anais Nin," and J.D. Salinger sends letters to young starlets inviting them to audition for the movie of "Franny."

Dave Eggers gives us "A Backbreaking Work of Incredible Thinness," Philip Roth gets into a fight with Nathan Zuckerman, E. Annie Proulx is guilty of "Vocabulary Crimes," and we read the missing transcript of Jonathan Franzen on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

We visit Frank McCourt's disturbing childhood in "Angela's Eyelashes," we learn from David Mamet "How It Is To Write," and go "Trainspitting" with Irvine Welsh. Toni Morrison gets "Belabored," P.G. Wodehouse admits that "She's a Right Ho, Jeeves," Mary McCarthy foils Lillian Hellman's attempted assassination of Hitler, David Foster Wallace proves an "Infinite Pest," notes are found for J.R.R. Tolkein's abandoned opus, "The Lord of the Strings," and polar explorer Ernest Shackleton gets lost on the London bus system.

These are just some of the forty-four witty and outrageously funny pieces that comprise The Satanic Nurses, a satiric anthology of counterfeit lit.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:08 -0400)

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An anthology of top parodies includes Jack Kerouac's "On the Bus," Cormac McCarthy's "All the Pretty Sentences," John Updike's "Rabbit Rocks," and Edward Albee's "Annoying Play w/ Dog."

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