No, it’s not a post about literary excretions (oh, wait — perhaps it is). Your Monkey Called has a nice post that highlights, among other things, ubiquity of subtitles in contemporary non-fiction. Say, for instance, you wrote a book on killing — well, the actual title is gonna be something like Killing: Misadventures in Violence. Here, then, are ‘Book titles if they were written today’.
Then: The Wealth of Nations
Now: Invisible Hands: The Mysterious Market Forces That Control Our Lives and How to Profit from Them
Now: Camping with Myself: Two Years in American Tuscany
Then: The Theory of the Leisure Class
Now: Buying Out Loud: The Unbelievable Truth About What We Consume and What It Says About Us
Then: The Gospel of Matthew
Now: 40 Days and a Mule: How One Man Quit His Job and Became the Boss
Then: The Prince
Now: The Prince (Foreword by Oprah Winfrey)
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