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emphatically opposed

A very interesting article about book cover design in relation to Nabokov’s Lolita. And another re Ballard’s book covers. If only competent authors had more say in the complete package of their words. At the very least the final veto on any inappropriate/terrible images. Both of these authors shared more than a few real turkeys. One wonders sometimes what the cover designer actually knows about the narrative? Or is the cover content dictated by the publisher?

It is all too easy to get iconic imagery. Not necessarily timeless [tastes change with fashion] but certainly not future groaners. Perhaps this is where the ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ expression really hits home.



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