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Brewer's Curious Titles (hardback ed) By Ian Crofton

Brewer's Curious Titles (hardback ed)

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A quirkily entertaining survey of 1500 celebrated and curious titles of books, films and other works.
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Brewer's Curious Titles (hardback ed) by Ian Crofton

BREWER'S CURIOUS TITLES tells the often intriguing, and sometimes surprising, stories behind an array of titles of works of literature, music and the visual arts. Arranged in simple A-Z order by title, it explains the meanings of, and reasons for, the titles of more than 1500 famous and not-so-famous novels, films, poems, plays, paintings and works of classical music. Embracing titles as diverse and as baffling as Flann O'Brien's AT SWIM TWO-BIRDS and Salvador Dali's ATMOSPHERIC SKULL SODOMIZING A GRAND PIANO, BREWER'S CURIOUS TITLES serves up a feast of explanation, allusion, quotation and hidden meaning that will satisfy the appetite of the most inquisitive of cultural magpies.

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About Ian Crofton


Ian Crofton is a freelance writer and editor. His publications include A DICTIONARY OF MUSICAL QUOTATIONS (with Donald Fraser) and A DICTIONARY OF ART QUOTATIONS, and he was editor-in-chief of THE GUINNESS ENCYCLOPEDIA. He contributed entries on history, music and art to BREWER'S DICTIONARY OF MODERN PHRASE AND FABLE, and has written articles for a number of other children's and adults' reference books.

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GOR001801347
Brewer's Curious Titles (hardback ed) by Ian Crofton
Ian Crofton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Murray Press
2002-11-14
576
0304361305
9780304361304
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