Category Archives: Liberal Arts Limericks

Ayn Rand: Everyone’s Favorite Egotistical Lady

“Ayn” is an adopted name from the Yiddish word for eyes. No one knows why she chose it. I decided to read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. I’m just coming out of the last throws of that 1200 page illness. Rand … Continue reading

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Les Miserables

Jean Valjean There once was a thief named Valjean Who was forced to go sleep on the lawn ‘Til the bishop took pity How those gifts made him giddy! And by morning the silver was gone. Inspector Javert There was … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts Limericks: Franz Kafka

Here is the latest installment of Liberal Arts Limericks. Kafka’s Metamorphosis There was a young salesman named Gregor Who awoke one fine day a six legger As he pondered his fate He thought “this is just great, If I can’t … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

November 11 is Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s birthday, so in his honor I give you Crime and Punishment the Limerick: He counted the steps from his stairs To the place where that hag plied her wares “I could borrow that ax And … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

This is the first of a series. I haven’t decided what day I will be posting these on, but I will be writing liberal arts limericks: limericks based on the greatest works of the western intellectual tradition. And on that … Continue reading

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