Monday, December 07, 2009

home stretch (quatre)

More from the annals of those Kwazy Kompositors:

On the cover (but not the spine, title, or half-title) of Jean-Michel Rabaté's Language, Sexuality, and Ideology in Ezra Pound's Cantos (SUNY Press, 1986):
Language, Sexuality, and Idealogy in Ezra Pound's Cantos
On the spine (but not the cover, half-title, or title) of Antony Easthope's Literary into Cultural Studies (Routledge, 1991):
Literary into Cultral Studies
Bloody hell – my copy is the fourth printing; did this persist thru 3 reprints, or did it creep in after the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd versions? See what happens when you go into cultural studies? – you loose the ability to spel.

And finally (drumroll...), the half-title of Ian Brinton's excellent collection A Manner of Utterance: The Poetry of J. H. Prynne (Shearsman, 2009):
A Man of Utterance
I think that's reimporting the author function with a vengeance, no?


Don Share said...

Our beloved Ricks says you can find at least 5 errors in every book! I've tried it, and it's true.

Vance Maverick said...

And if you fixed those 5 errors, you or another eagle-eyed kibitzer would find 5 more.

Mark Scroggins said...

While I'd love to be labeled an "eagle-eyed kibitzer," it doesn't take much to find a misspelled cover, title page, or spine, does it?

Vance Maverick said...

So one would think. Here's a spectacular example in which it's the author's name that's botched, in large type. (Perhaps the proofreaders just couldn't stand looking at that typography.)

Ed Baker said...

I just finished my 37 volume of
Stone Girl

ALL 227 pages of


I think I'll call it a one will be the wiser.

and let it go!