FARMINGTON — “Cosmic Comedy: The Social Satire of Sir Terry Pratchett,” will run from Sept. 12 through Dec. 7 in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library, 116 South St.

The event is made possible by The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE, was an English writer of satirical fantasy novels. He developed an entire universe of countries and characters in his books about the Discworld, set more or less in Medieval times. The early novels are chiefly parodies of fantasy fiction, while the later ones are social satire of the modern world.

Many of Pratchett’s novels satirize real-world subjects like film making, newspaper publishing, rock and roll music, religion, philosophy, history (Ancient Greece and Egypt, the Gulf War), university life, politics, unions, finances, bureaucracy, Ingmar Bergman films, opera, and a great many characters from fiction, fantasy, science fiction and Shakespeare.

The Shiretown Bookers are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides exhibitions and lectures on literary subjects throughout the year. All exhibitions and lectures are free.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 609-306-1002.

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