Published 16 September 2009 · Main Posts the colon: its role in recent literary history Jeff Sparrow 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 Then: Walden 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) Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.