Re: RARA-AVIS: Misleading titles

From: Juha Lindroos (
Date: 08 Feb 2000

> Having just gotten a bit more serious about reading Charles Willeford's
> backlist, I just tonight completed THE WOMAN CHASER, a wonderful and odd
> little book. But one thing that immediately occured to me upon completion
> was the total mistitling of the novel. For instance, (A) there were few
> women characters in the book, (B) the main characters certainly wasn't
> "chasing" them, and (C) unless I missed some very very VERY subtle subtext
> in the book, "chasing women" wasn't high on our self-absorbed, sociopathic
> filmmaker's To Do List...while spewing his bitterness toward his fellow
> man - and indeed his own life - on celluloid certainly was.
> I know there have been other books whose titles are misleading but this
> one sure took the cake for me. often happened with CW, the title was changed by the publisher - he originally wanted to call it THE DIRECTOR.


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