25 August 2006

How To Pronounce Those Difficult Literary Names

There’s a great post over at The Millions in which we learn how to pronounce the names of certain authors. Hard To Pronounce Literary Names tells us the correct pronunciation for J. N. Coetzee, Pulitzer, and others. There are some good links here to other pronunciation guides. This is no doubt apocryphal, but I once heard that a university student had misheard “Pulitzer Prize” and wrote that a certain author had been awarded a “pullet surprise.”

1 Comments:

Blogger booklogged said...

When I first start reading David Baldacci I wondered about the pronunciation. Another hard one was Sarah Ban Breathnach.

8/26/2006 12:00:00 PM  

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