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Things With Particularly Good Titles

Kentish Sir Byng
 
This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life
"A title filled with pathos."
Tender Taxes: Translations from Rainer Maria Rilke
Tender Taxes: Translations from Rainer Maria Rilke
"Versions of Rilke's rose poems, a chorus of speaking vaginas."
Fever To Tell
Fever To Tell
"Lead singer Karen O is also the second-best named rock star, close behind Shivaree's Ambrosia Parsley."
Spurs: Nietzsche's Styles
Spurs: Nietzsche's Styles
"Styles spur us on to new interpretations."
Pills to Purge Melancholy
Pills to Purge Melancholy
"Songs collected by Thomas D'Urfrey, take two of these text pills before bed and in the morning go on living."
Debbie: An Epic
Debbie: An Epic
"Wait until the Nurses of Perfidy arrive! Just when you thought you were safe from Virgil."
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Continuum Impacts No. 21)
A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia (Continuum Impacts No. 21)
"Is it really 25 years since this appeared in France? It seems still to be the essential modern read."
Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics)
Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics)
"A wake, a funferal, awake, a bow wave."
The Man without Qualities
The Man without Qualities
"The man without qualities had trouble compiling his c.v."
Claire's Knee [DVD]
Claire's Knee [DVD]
"Rohmer's films seem so effortless and so humane. I never tire of them."
Laughable Loves
Laughable Loves
"Here's to all our laughable loves!"
"Much Ado About Nothing" (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series)
"Much Ado About Nothing" (Arden Shakespeare: Second Series)
"You are a very nothing! One of Shakespeare's touch-words, like Stuff and Eye. Nothing shall come of it."
The Europe of Trusts
The Europe of Trusts
"I love Susan Howe's poetry and this is maybe the best place to start... soon you'll be - a ballad / lost in a ballad"
The Ticklish Subject: Absent Centre of Political Ontology (Wo es war)
The Ticklish Subject: Absent Centre of Political Ontology (Wo es war)
"Subject: object: atchoo!"
Wakefulness: Poems
Wakefulness: Poems
"Ashbery is good at titles, see also Houseboat Days. Usually a one-word title for a poetry collection signals bad news but here the news is very good."
Leaves of Grass (Oxford World's Classics)
Leaves of Grass (Oxford World's Classics)
"An American conception of the book: Leaves Of Grass"
Revolution of Everyday Life
Revolution of Everyday Life
"What other kind of revolution is worthwhile?"
Criterion Coll: Discreet Charm & Proposito [DVD] [1972] [US Import] [NTSC]
Criterion Coll: Discreet Charm & Proposito [DVD] [1972] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Few films have interesting titles, but Bunuel's do. See also The Phantom of Liberty"
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (L'Amour des Trois Oranges) [DVD] [2002]
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (L'Amour des Trois Oranges) [DVD] [2002]
"Operas also seem uninspired title-wise, but this is a great one. The production on this DVD is also a "must"."
Lifting Belly
Lifting Belly
"Good title for a love poem. But buy it in a bigger Stein volume for better value, I recommend the Library of America editions."
Dandelion Days
Dandelion Days
"Part of the Flax of Dream quartet. This Faber edition has a bright yellow cover."