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Brewer’s Curious Titles: The Fascinating Stories Behind More Than 1500 Famous Titles
Ian Crofton (cp)
Tells the fascinating stories behind more than 1500 titles of novels, poems, plays, paintings & works of musical composition. From ”Accidental Death of an Anarchist” to “Xanadu,” it offers a browsable & entertaining treasury of intriguing & often unusual info. Includes not only classic literary titles from ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ to “Erewhon,” & landmark titles from modern fiction, film & theater such as “Catch-22,” “Apocalypse Now” & “Waiting for Godot,” but also intriguing examples of lesser-known & often bizarre titles. The entries are accompanied by panels focusing on a range of specialties & oddities, incl. monosyllabic titles, long titles & titles featuring subjects as diverse as fish & meteorology, as well as short discussions of literary, artistic & musical motifs.
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