Tuesday, October 31, 2006


An interesting article on creative titling is to be found here. Well worth reading.

Rachel's contention about the "lack of academic interest in this dimension of literature" notwithstanding, I see the Dictionary of Poetic Terms (I can't believe how much I'm touting this book) has a lengthy mini essay on title strategies -- layered title, pun title, subject as title, character as title, self-negating title, titles that use outside references, etc. Indeed I think the authors could have taken a page from their own book (yes, quite literally) and come up with a snappier title for it, more reflective of the nifty contents to be found therein.

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