5 Books With Surprisingly Bad Original Titles

The great Sol Stein has this to say about titles in his excellent Stein on Writing: Venture into any bookstore and look at the titles of new novels on display. Take note of your reaction to the titles of books by authors you don't know. You'll see how many books don't tempt you to pick them up… Continue reading 5 Books With Surprisingly Bad Original Titles

Five Great Faulkner Quotes

William Faulkner was a genius. This morning I got a package from Amazon.com, that included a set of three Faulkner books, an Orpah Book Club package titled A Summer of Faulkner, and a little pamphlet on his life and work. I'm looking forward to reading the books, as I have yet to complete a Faulkner… Continue reading Five Great Faulkner Quotes