Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A game between two football seasons...


Literary Equations pinched from here, with thanks.

Vladimir Nabokov - John Updike = Walker Percy

Margaret Atwood + Margaret Drabble = Iris Murdoch

Jane Austen/Helen Gurley Brown = Helen Fielding

(Foucault * Derrida * Lukacs * Barthes * Heidegger * Lacan * Bataille * Bourdieu) - (Nietzsche + Marx + Freud) = Australopithecus afarensis

Bob Dylan - Woody Guthrie = Robert Zimmerman Ph D, Mathematics

Samuel Beckett + (William Shakespeare/10) = Tom Stoppard

Samuel Beckett / Alfred Hitchcock = Harold Pinter

Peter Ackroyd + Hunter S. Thompson = Iain Sinclair
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James Joyce - Flann O'Brien - Laurence Sterne - Jonathan Swift - ... = Frank McCourt

(Walker Percy - Harper Lee) + (Henry Miller - Samuel Beckett) = Tom Robbins

Shall we add a few poetry equations (or political ones if you prefer)? Some shots in the dark, getting-the-hang-of-it efforts follow.

(Sylvia Plath + Lewis Carroll) - Anne Sexton = Jo Shapcott

Walt Whitman + Sigmund Freud - Robert Frost = C.K.Williams

Theodore Roethke + Jack Benny = Billy Collins

W.H.Auden - Goethe - Brecht = Edward Lear

or

Elmer Gantry + Hughie Green + Peter Mandelson = Tony Blair

No, not sure about any of these... Play among yourselves, or with yourselves.



2 comments:

Poet in Residence said...

With that lot you'll never get out of the old 4th Division!
Presumably Whitman is your goalie?

George S said...

I don't know.. I think Theodore Roethke is a dead ringer for Paul Gascoigne on a good day (for Gascoigne, that is).