Re: RARA-AVIS: Title query

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Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:48:15 -0500 Mari Hall (about The Wench is Dead):

<<Titles aren't copywrited as you know. Also, if I could get to my copy,
I'm sure the source of the quote is on the copywright page of the Colin
Dexter book. In fact I think it is at the front of the book, where he
usually puts the quotes.>>

Even without any legal impediment it's indelicate (to say the least) to
take a classic title by one of the great writers in the *same* genre and
recycle it. Could it be that Colin Dexter doesn't know about Fredric

Now, how do you guys feel about wicked puns, for example Charles
Willeford's _The Way We Die Now_ versus Ross Macdonald's _The Way Some
People Die_ ?


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