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Google literature game

What are the rules for Google literature? Not as developed as the rules for Googlewacking, that’s for sure. Let’s just say you have to have something literature-related in the search term (which can be in quotes) and it must return only one result.

Today’s adventure with Google and literature comes from the phrase: “Mr. Shakespeare goes to town”. Surely someone has thought to combine the Bard and the Jimmy Stewart classic? (Not the crappy Adam Sandler remake, though I do admit to laughing at the bit where he got the butler to assault his frostbitten feet.)

You will find this title amongst the voluminous list of manuscripts found in the Newman Levy Papers at the New York University library. Apparently Mr. Levy was a lawyer who liked to write light verse.

Some of his published works include:
Gay But Wistful: Verses by Newman Levy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925)

Newman Levy, My Double Life: Adventures in Law & Letters (New York: Doubleday, 1958)

Hmm. I do not want to set up The Skwib for a libel charge, but does one get the feeling that Mr. Levy is trying to tell us something with these titles? To further strengthen the case, I offer these unpublished manuscript titles:

  • Handbags for Men
  • The Musical Comedy Business
  • Billings Goes Whimsical
  • Burglary a la Mode
  • Skin Deep is Plenty
  • A Spot of Paris
  • Red Hot Daddy

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