Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ten of the best Latin titles in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best Latin titles in literature.

One entry on the list:
"De Profundis", by Oscar Wilde

While imprisoned in Reading Gaol, Wilde wrote this epistle to Lord Alfred Douglas "from the depths" (of disgrace and despair). Recrimination and self-criticism turn to spiritual rebirth by the end, for in those depths he has discovered religious consolation. The title comes from the Penitential Psalm 130.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue