[Ads-l] Grammatical error in the New Yorker

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 9 19:52:29 EST 2016

> On Dec 9, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Jocelyn Limpert <jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I'm the "alert reader" in the following. Never thought I'd live to see this
> -- of course, I never thought I'd live to see "President Trump"! The sky is
> indeed falling!!
> Another Sign of the Apocalypse: A Grammatical Error in the New Yorker
> December 9, 2016
> An alert reader discovers a grammatical error in “Banned Books and
> Blockbusters,”
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.newyorker.com_magazine_2016_12_12_people-2Dof-2Dthe-2Dbook-2D2&d=CwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Zx-6cAR4sq0ii63K6k5fOJNE9rburWA34xRHqge4ff0&s=OOrvEP6kKyLTBWhiWxHat3bF4XvgytIcvJkcoXWGjSk&e= > by
> Louis Menard, in the December 12 *New Yorker:*

And it might also pointed out that the piece was by Louis *Menand*. :-)

> Completion took three years, and, since Heller was incapable of editing
> himself—he was a compulsive adder and fixer—Gottlieb was heavily involved
> in shaping the text. Finally, just as the book was about to go to press, it
> was learned that Leon Uris was scheduled to published a new novel called
> “Mila 18.” Uris was, in those days, a reliable best-seller, and Heller was
> an unknown. Many brain cells were burned through pondering alternative
> titles, until, late one night, Gottlieb came up with “Catch-22.” He
> excitedly called Heller. “It’s funnier than ‘18’!” he exclaimed. Somehow,
> it is.
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