List of Favorite Titles
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Dr. Ink* discorre sobre o lançamento de Now All We Need Is A Title, de André Bernard. O livro investiga a origem de títulos célebres na literatura ocidental:
"He describes, for instance, how Hitler wanted to title 'Mein Kampf' ('My Struggle') as 'Four-and-a-Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity, and Cowardice.' The man had many problems, not the least of which was prolixity.
"Bernard points out that many great titles come from Shakespeare: 'Brave New World,' 'Pale Fire,' 'The Dogs of War,' 'The Sound and the Fury,' 'Something Wicked This Way Comes.'
"And he notes that mystery writer Raymond Chandler compiled lists of great titles for which he never wrote books. These include, 'The Corpse Came In Person,' 'The Man with the Shredded Ear,' 'All Guns Are Loaded,' 'Too Late to Sleep.'"
Numa coluna antiga, Dr.Ink disseca alguns de sua preferência:
"The Catcher in the Rye: A brilliant title for a sweet book by a pathetically neurotic author.
"Deep Throat: This title defined an era, not just because it dragged pornography towards the mainstream, but because it became a codename for the most famous anonymous source in history.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Long titles can appear self-indulgent or precious, but this one on Joyce's novel of artistic and cultural alienation seems just right."
* Disclaimer: Dr. Ink offers advice and insights on a range of journalism questions. Sometimes, the answers are serious, sometimes humorous, but always credible.
Postado por Julio Daio Borges
28/8/2002 às 10h33
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