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Books and other works are listed here if the subject work or its review dallies with general ideas about the nature or history or process of writing, of words or language; or the review discusses how a particular work was composed or treated thereafter, and so on. For a partly overlapping companion list oriented more toward literary criticism, see LitCrit at Troynovant.

I have fallen in love with American names,
The sharp names that never get fat,
The snakeskin titles of mining-claims,
The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat,
Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.
Stephen Vincent Benet
"American Names"  (1931)

Ado Connie Willis RW Franson
Anglo-American Title Changes
  Interior Translation in English
RW Franson,
JM Franson

Book Packagers' Dos and Don'ts
  A suggested checklist for
  Editors, Publishers, & Publicists
RW Franson

Christmas in Connecticut Peter Godfrey / Barbara Stanwyck RW Franson
Cocoanuts, The Marx Brothers RW Franson
Cultural Literacy
  What Every American Needs to Know
E. D. Hirsch, Jr. RW Franson

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
  The Zero Tolerance Approach
  to Punctuation
Lynne Truss A Cox
Eclectic Antiques
  A Commercial Definition, for Fun
RW Franson

Finding Serenity
  Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds
  and Space Hookers
  in Joss Whedon's Firefly
Jane Espenson RW Franson
Freddy and the Bean Home News Walter R. Brooks RW Franson
Freddy and the Ignormus Walter R. Brooks RW Franson
Freedom of Speech HD Thoreau

Gambit Rex Stout RW Franson

Heinlein's Missed Bestsellers RW Franson
High School Student Pursing Carrer RW Franson

In Search of Wonder
  Essays on Modern Science Fiction
Damon Knight RW Franson

Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham RW Franson
Lodge in a Garden of Cucumbers, A
  in Dorothy Sayers, from Isaiah
RW Franson
Lose the Loose
  Road-Bumps of Word-Substitution via Misspelling
RW Franson

More in Sorrow Wolcott Gibbs RW Franson
Murder by the Book Rex Stout RW Franson

Newsletter Connie Willis RW Franson

Oxyrhynchus Papyri
  New Light on Ancient Texts
RW Franson

Pogo - Through the Wild Blue Wonder
  The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Volume 1
Walt Kelly RW Franson

Reporting Vietnam
  American Journalism 1959-1975
—— RW Franson
Ring of Words, The
  Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary
Peter Gilliver,
  Jeremy Marshall
  & Edmund Weiner
RW Franson

Scofflaw: Prohibited Anachronism?
  Overflight Textual Note

RW Franson
Spanish Gold George A. Birmingham RW Franson
Speaking through Texts
  a local habitation and a name
RW Franson

Titles for the Common Words
  Shakespearean Riches in a Little Room
RW Franson

Will in the World
  How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Stephen Greenblatt RW Franson

Years with Ross, The James Thurber RW Franson

[Prospero's island.]


                    Thou shalt be as free
As mountain winds; but then exactly do
All points of my command.


To th' syllable.

William Shakespeare
The Tempest, 1.2.502-505


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