Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the Titles
Each of its 50 chapters focuses on the origins of one of the great titles of world literature, presenting a bite-sized piece of literary history, with fascinating details of the work's genesis and composition. The emphasis is on titles that are literally inexplicable without this background knowledge. The origins of 50 great titles in world literature – fascinating bite-size pieces of literary history.
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Review: Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the TitlesUser Review - Sesana - Goodreads
It seems that the essays here were originally published as installments in Dexter's column about books. It shows, mostly in just how short and to the point the essays are. This is the sort of book ... Read full review
Review: Why Not Catch-21?: The Stories Behind the TitlesUser Review - Marjo - Goodreads
I really liked the essays, but I wished that the works were not arranged chronologically, or that some more modern works had been included. The last entry of the book is Oleanna, a play by Mamet with ... Read full review