Anthropomorphosis in P.G. Wodehouse
A very semi-serious literary game
Curated by Giorgio La Rocca


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'He'll have to let it grow or shave it off,' said the Whisky and Splash. 'Either a man has a moustache or he has not. There can be no middle course.' The thoughtful pause which followed these words was broken by a Small Bass.'Talking of moustaches,' he said, 'you don't seem to see any nowadays, not what I call moustaches. What's become of them?' 'I've often asked myself the same question,' said a Gin and Italian Vermouth.


Have you ever thought about associa­ting the ponderous concept of Anthropo­mor­phosis to the wondrous, irresi­stible and eternal characters created by the Master P.G. Wodehouse? Maybe you did not, but He certainly did. ¶ As amply demonstrated from the above-mentioned piece, taken from Lord Em­sworth and Others, in which, like it was nothing, a new and very exciting category is forged: The Anthropo­mor­phosis of the Drink. ¶ But let's come to our game. ¶ The challenge is to find and point out the wodehousian characters able to epitomize any form of Anthropo­mor­phosis, also freely straying off topic. ¶ Want a tip? Who may be the Aunt par excel­lence or the quintes­sential Butler? ¶ All reports will be accurately examined by the editorial staff, with the contribution of a select committee of members of the Drones Club. ¶ No prizes, off course.

Characters are presented in order of submission.

Anthropomorphosis of landed property

William «Bill» Bannister in Doctor Sally

Lord Emsworth in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Anthropomorphosis of work

Sally Smith in Doctor Sally

Rupert Baxter in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Sebastian Beach in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Reginald Jeeves in the cycle of Jeeves and Wooster

John Bickersdyke in Psmith in the City

Anatole in the cycle of Jeeves and Wooster

George Cyril Wellbeloved, James Pirbright, Ewin Pott, Monica Simmons in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Anthropomorphosis of capital

Lora Delane Porter in The Coming of Bill

Mr. Donaldson in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Tipton Plimsoll in the cycle of Blandings Castle

Anthropomorphosis of dictature

Aunt Agatha in the cycle of Jeeves and Wooster

Sir Watkyn Bassett in the cycle of Jeeves and Wooster

Sir Roderick Glossop in the cycle of Jeeves and Wooster

 

 

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