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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
Wehrlos, doch in nichts vernichtet
Inerme, ma in niente annientato
(Der christliche Epimetheus
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