Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition

Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a tongue in cheek classic of Edwardian esoterica, a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant for the reading bins and cocktail tables of parlor cars, and smoking lounges of gentlemen s clubs Typifying a once popular but nowadays seldom encountered species of turn of Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a tongue in cheek classic of Edwardian esoterica, a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant for the reading bins and cocktail tables of parlor cars, and smoking lounges of gentlemen s clubs Typifying a once popular but nowadays seldom encountered species of turn of the century ephemera, it has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles See how the beards of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau stack up against those of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Alfred Lord Tennyson Also includes Fundamentals of Beard Flirtation, in which readers learn the etiquette and code of beard poses and gestures fortune telling through beard reading pogonomancy beard based folklore and controversies Public Statues Dignitaries or Dust Catchers
Poets Ranked by Beard Weight The Commemorative Edition Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a tongue in cheek classic of Edwardian esoterica a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant

  • Title: Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition
  • Author: Upton Uxbridge Underwood Mahendra Singh Jack Passion Gilbert Alter-Gilbert
  • ISBN: 9781616082451
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition”

    1. Barbotastic!This extensive examination of pogonosophy, pogonology, pogonomancy, and other ancient studies of beards and barbotechnology has everything an amateur pogonosopher could ask for! Including illustrations! It ranges from the technical to the romantic to the absurd. And, as promised, it does rank poets by beard weight!Interesting fact:The strength of the whisker as a natural fiber is unequaled in nature – a rope woven of human hair has ten times the tensile strength of hemp and approxi [...]

    2. A wonderful Swiftian satire dealing with all things beard. Beginning with an outrageous biography of the author, the reader journeys through the book discovering such highlights as beard heraldry, lore, adages and many other topics dealing with "pogonology." Verbiage such as "purblind aesthetic rectitude" convinces one of the work's academic nature. Numerous etching style illustrations light-heartedly interpret the author's text. When reading, be aware! You, too, could contract bartigfreude.

    3. As a piece of fictive history there are moments when it gets a bit silly. Best read in small chunks to better enjoy the comic nonsense of it. Still, Gilbert Alter-Gilbert has done all beard-lovers a favor here, and I still can't stop laughing at Mehendra Singh's illustration of two gas-masked workers in a pit "chlorinating an unruly beard."

    4. Gilbert Alter-Gilbert is a true scholar and a gentleman and a twisted, sick, comic genius of all things hirsute.

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