Inamorata Question #24 ~ The Title

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Inamorata Question #24 ~ The Title

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:15 am

Why did Gangemi title the book Inamorata?
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:10 am

To confuse and baffle us??

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Unread postby Betty Sue » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:40 am

Good answer, GG!! :biglaugh: I often wondered about that title as I read the book. The title suggested something quite different to me. Of course, the investigation was threatened by Finch's falling in love with Mina. Same thing had happened with McLaughlin. Maybe it suggests that a lover can always appear and threaten to take over rational thought. Will be thinking more about it today and am glad you asked the question because I'm anxious to hear some good answers! (The first three letters in Inamorata are in Mina's name...)
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Unread postby Liz » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:54 am

Betty Sue wrote:(The first three letters in Inamorata are in Mina's name...)


Good answers, both of you! :cool:

The 4th letter in the title is the first letter of her name.
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Unread postby SamIam » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:01 am

True that the first four letters are Mina's name and maybe Gangemi intended it to be this way or maybe not. It depends on where he wanted to go with it. I think he did it on purpose because she was such an interval part of the story. So for right now I am going to step out because I am celebrating my birthday! :cool:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:16 am

Happy Birthday, SamIam! :happybday:

I looked up the definition of Inamorata on Websters on line and it is:

a woman with whom one is in love or has intimate relations


This would apply in Mina's case not just to Finch but also to Creepy Crawley and Ernst.

GG, he has definitely confused and baffled us!
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Unread postby Liz » Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:22 am

:birthdayballoon: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SamIam :birthdayballoon:

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Unread postby Betty Sue » Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:13 pm

Happy Birthday, SamIam :happybday: ! And, yes, I meant to say the first four letters! Jeesh!
Yes, DITHOT, all three men's lives were thrown for a loop by this inamorata. But was that the main point of the story? :eyebrow:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:18 pm

Betty Sue wrote: Yes, DITHOT, all three men's lives were thrown for a loop by this inamorata. But was that the main point of the story? :eyebrow:


Now there's a good question, Betty Sue! :cool:
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Unread postby Betty Sue » Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:48 pm

Why, thank you!! I'm here to ask, not to answer... :-|
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Unread postby suec » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:22 pm

Happy Birthday SamIam :happybday:

I like the title. I think it is attention-grabbing and snappy. Also, I think it is an appropriate choice. The book is about a number of things apart from spiritualism, and the attraction is there from the moment Finch sets eyes on Mina.
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Unread postby Theresa » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:41 pm

I think that it’s a much better title than something like “The Medium”, which sounds like a shirt size.

It was also a very good description of how the men saw Mina. I think they were all more than a little enamored of her, and Finch was definitely in love with her. In the French café – after they had quarreled – Finch wrote: “I felt my heart thump twice in my chest, like someone knocking on a door. Two knocks and no more – that was all and everything. I had hurt Mina, and she had forgiven me and according to some ancient calculus neither of us had invented, we were wed. Or at least I was wedded to her.” So after that point, no matter the outcome of the investigation, Mina was Finch’s inamorata, his love.

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Unread postby Liz » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:04 pm

theresa wrote:I think that it’s a much better title than something like “The Medium”, which sounds like a shirt size.

It was also a very good description of how the men saw Mina. I think they were all more than a little enamored of her, and Finch was definitely in love with her. In the French café – after they had quarreled – Finch wrote: “I felt my heart thump twice in my chest, like someone knocking on a door. Two knocks and no more – that was all and everything. I had hurt Mina, and she had forgiven me and according to some ancient calculus neither of us had invented, we were wed. Or at least I was wedded to her.” So after that point, no matter the outcome of the investigation, Mina was Finch’s inamorata, his love.


Well put, Theresa. I whole heartedly agree. :cool:
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Unread postby ThirdArm » Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:35 pm

I felt that Mina was each man's inamorata in one way or another.

And I like Theresa's answer, "The Medium" sounds like a shirt size. Good one!
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:03 pm

She certainly had most of the men intrigued at one time or another!

Shirt size... :lol: Good one, theresa!
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