Sunday, August 17, 2008


PASHLEY-DRAKE, Colonel Francis: My Life with Rod and Gun
—from P. G. Wodehouse's "A Good Cigar is a Smoke"

PATOVA, Anna: I Thought of Architecture
—from Renee Gladman's The Ravickians

, M. Halsey: Yes, I Drank the Kool-Aid—and I Went Back for Seconds
—from Ed Park's Personal Days

: The Refraction of Light in a Prison (Being an Account of the Truffidian Monks Held in the Dungeons of the Kalif, For They Have Not Given Up Sanity, or Hope)
—from Jeff VanderMeer's City of Saints and Madmen

PEIFER, Rob: Callistra: The Hunt for the Devil’s Eye
—from Jack McDevitt's The Devil's Eye

PEMBURY, Evangeline (Mrs. Egbert Mulliner): Parted Ways
—from P.G. Wodehouse's "Best Seller," in Mulliner Nights

PENNYMAN, Adam: The Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments
—from D.B. Weiss's Lucky Wander Boy

Domestic Angels and Unfortunate Females: Woman as Sign and Commodity in Victorian Fiction
The Industrious Muse: Narrativity and Contradiction in the Industrial Novel
—from David Lodge's Nice Work

PFARRER, Sandra: Point of Order, Oliver
—from the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading

Heather o' the Hills
The Love Which Prevails
Rupert's Legacy
Scent o' the Blossom (wherein Edgar saves Maud from drowning)
. . . and 136 more novels whose titles are lost to posterity
—from P. G. Wodehouse's "Honeysuckle Cottage"

PLATOCRATES, The World Beyond the Suburbs of Glendale
—from Joe Daly's Dungeon Quest (Book One)

PLOVER, Christopher: The World in the Walls, The Girl Who Told Time, The Flying Forest, The Secret Sea
—from Lev Grossman's The Magicians

POISSEL, Paul: Journals, Antinomies, Scottish Sketches, Divan Divin (play), History of Misunderstanding
—from Paul La Farge's "The Effect of Winter," afterword to Paul Poissel's The Facts of Winter

POLTON, Dub: So This Is Omaha, Hoosier Wizard
—from Charles Portis's Masters of Atlantis

POLYP, Asterios: Modernism With a Human Face, The Seeds of Design
—from David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp

POPPER, Amelia: Practical Exercises for Young Magicians
—from Lev Grossman's The Magicians

POTTAGE, Reverend J. W. : Plinths, Plinths, Plinths; So You Think You Know about Plinths?
—from Jonathan Coe's The Winshaw Legacy: What a Carve-Up!

PRATT, Chester: Burn All Your Cities
—from Richard Yates's Disturbing the Peace

PRICE, Gertrude: The Francine Odysseys
—from Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom

PRINN, Ludvig: Mysteries of the Worm (De Vermis Mysteriis)
—from Robert Bloch's "The Secret in the Tomb" and H.P. Lovecraft's "The Haunter of the Dark"

—from Iain M. Banks's Matter

PUTTER, Mr.: The Mystery of Lighthouse Cove (unfinished); Good Things
—from Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book

PYTHEAS OF MARSEILLES: "fragment of an account...according to which all the air beyond Thule is thick, condensed and gellied, looking just like sea lungs."
—"referred to in Strabo," in Thomas Browne's Mus├Žum Clausum, from W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn


Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria said...

Putnam, Eleanor, writing as Jonathan Trump. City of Music, published 1899(?).

In Selden Edwards: The Little Book.

Toliver, Elizabeth. Conspiracy: The Rise of Paranoia and the Death of Politics.

In Jane Haddam: Somebody Else's Music.

Tyler, Richard Alden ("Jig"). The One Party System.

In Jane Haddam: Hardscrabble Road.

Dan Diffendale said...

Pytheas' account may be fragmentary, but it once existed, and the fragments exist.

Sporch Ezza said...

Pytheas' fragments were edited by Christina Horst Roseman (Chicago Ridge, IL: Ares, 1994).