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Thursday, May 08, 2003

staggering geniuses

"As for the title of the pieceó"The Snarky, Dumbed-Down World of Book Reviewing"óMs. Julavits said that "you should know that people give you titles, and titles happen to you," she said. "Titles are different from the animalóand you know that."

Perhaps Mr. Eggers wrote the headlines to juice up the cover?

"No," she replied, "all Iím saying is headlines serve a different purpose than the piece."

Finally, she confessed to having written it herself: "Iím guilty of doing it, yes."

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