THE PEDANT AND THE SHUFFLY by Marilyn Fitschen

THE PEDANT AND THE SHUFFLY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The funniest--perhaps the only genuinely funny--religious book of the past few years was St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies by Bellairs and Fitschen. Now, St. Fidgeta will have to move over and make room for a pedant (whose specialty is proving that his friends do not exist) and a neighbor's pet shuffly ("scuffulans hirsutus; they live in fens and eat Mayflies, bulrush hearts, and linen napkins"), who manage, in a very slender volume, to be the instruments by which being, and therefore all beings, are/is allegorized, fableized, and parodied to within an inch of its life. The authors' delightful nastiness makes one almost forgive the publisher for publishing in book form what is really a magazine piece of standard length.
Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1968
ISBN: 1887726071
Page count: 88pp
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1968