Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ten of the best Latin titles in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best Latin titles in literature.

One entry on the list:
Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett

It takes the fearless autodidact Pratchett to parody the most over-used of all Latin idioms: carpe diem ("seize the day" – itself the title of a Saul Bellow novel). Pratchett's cod Latin version means "seize the throat" – an appropriate bit of mock-sententiousness for a parody of vampire literature.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue