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  • Title: Now All We Need Is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way
  • Author: André Bernard
  • ISBN: 9780393314366
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback

  • Andr Bernard has researched the stories behind than one hundred of the most famous titles in the English language to produce a fascinating volume rich in literary anecdote and publishing lore The Great Gatsby was almost titled Trimalchio in West Egg, while some unknown editor told William L Shirer, Please God, don t ask us to publish a book called The Rise and FalAndr Bernard has researched the stories behind than one hundred of the most famous titles in the English language to produce a fascinating volume rich in literary anecdote and publishing lore The Great Gatsby was almost titled Trimalchio in West Egg, while some unknown editor told William L Shirer, Please God, don t ask us to publish a book called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich It s a wonderful romp among the literary monuments.Raymond Chandler to Alfred A Knopf I m trying to think of a good title for you to want me to change.
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    Commentaires:

    Charity
    Trimalchio in West Egg That s the title F Scott Fitzgerald had in mind for the novel we know as The Great Gatsby.When it comes to titles, it seems even the great authors have a tin ear In this funny, informative literary romp, Andr Bernard ferrets out the strange origins of some titles Edward Albee found the line, Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf scrawled on the mirror in a bar and spills the beans about authorial suggestions that must have given editors nightmares For instance, when he was told t [...]

    Cat.
    This is a quick read, only about 126 pages long, but lots of fun It covers authors from Emily Bronte to Raymond Chandler to Peter Benchley to Ernest Hemingway.Though it s hard to think of a classic title as anything but perfect, there are a few here that would have been better with the original idea The Village Virus instead of Main Street Sinclair Lewis and The Man That Was a Thing instead of Life Among the Lowly subtitle for Uncle Tom s Cabin and The File on India Bridge instead of Mrs Bridge [...]

    Benjamin Thomas
    This is a fun little book that s filled with interesting factoids and tidbits about some famous books and how their titles came to be It s written by an executive editor at least at the time of publication in 1994 of the Book of the Month Club and he seems to know what he is talking about The book blurbs are all short, mostly one or two paragraph descriptions about the various book titles, often describing the working titles as well as the long string about what might have been For example we ge [...]

    Ben
    Interesting small book on how numerous mostly famous books novels plays got their titles Some of these are well known facts , some are just quirky anecdotes there is also a few lists spread throughout as well as numerous old drawings pictures I could have finished this yesterday before Midnight, since it s now 1 33AM , but I had taken the dog for a walk and started doing other stuff, wasn t in a huge hurry to finish it.

    Al
    There are probably web sites which collect the stories behind famous book titles, but it s hard to imagine them being as entertaining as Andr Bernard s clever, short Now All We Need Is a Title Book lovers will enjoy these short entries, expertly told often with humor, mostly centering on the struggle to come up with a catchy title with horrible suggestions provided by publishers and even the writers themselves For example, Sinclair Lewis iconically named Babbit was at one time known as Pumphrey [...]

    Marissa
    Did you know that John Steinbeck originally wanted to give Of Mice and Men the laughably bad title Something That Happened Or that both Dorothy Parker and Dashiell Hammett s publisher thought that The Maltese Falcon was a terrible title Those pieces of title related trivia, and many , can be found in this little compendium One can see how this kind of book would be useful before the Internet existed nowadays this would be a Buzzfeed list, not a book , and it feels like the publisher had to pad [...]

    Kathy McC
    How many times does a reader pick up a book simply because of the title It may be quirky, or creative, or intriguing This is a work about title selections by a variety of authors It begs the question, Does the title really matter This book provides information on a plethora of authors and book titles I must admit that I skipped some of the pages because they were discussions of authors or novels that I was unfamiliar with But there were so many interesting pieces of trivia about initial titles t [...]

    Lisa Houlihan
    Some I already knew, like Catch 22 being renumbered after Leon Uris s Mila 18 Some are obvious, like Pale Fire and Sun Also Rises Some are funny if true, like Dashiell Hammett s publisher reluctant about a hard to pronounce title like Maltese Falcon and the publisher was Knopf But then, on page 40, though the author correctly ascribes For Whom the Bell Tolls to Donne, he describes the book as Robert Jordan s passionate but hopeless love for Pilar I think the author hasn t read How to Talk About [...]

    March
    It was a good summer read because it is separated in small portions a paragraph or two about famous book titles e.g For Whom the Bell Tolls, East of Eden, Catch 22, etc I shall also be using it as a reference for future reading as it describes some well known and well liked books that I haven t yet read This book was a gift from prof Frusetta Thanks

    Jon
    Fun for book lovers, but includes some errors Nelson Algren could not have considered SOMEBODY IN BOOTS as a title for the book he ended up calling A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE, since SOMEBODY IN BOOTS had already been the title of his first novel As with most books of this type, check other sources if you re unsure, and want to make sure, of anything the author says.

    Nan
    A entertaining collection of very brief stories of how certain books got their titles Includes commentaries on Sonnets from the Portuguese always wondered about that one , The Postman Always Rings Twice, and A Clockwork Orange Great stories for amusing annoying your friends.

    Teri-K
    Some of the short entries were interesting, but others were nothing than quoting a particular poem or other writing that the title came from.

    Lynn
    A bit dry, but there was some interesting info It s just facts about some popular titles how they came to be.

    Heather
    A short, enjoyable book about how some books got their titles.

    Bill Peschel
    Brevity can also be witty This book tops out at 127 pages, but this is distilled fun, so it can last longer.

    Sana
    3.5 It was entertaining, but nothing that particularly stuck with me

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