^I've had titles rejected, but always been given the option to suggest alternatives. But Mere Anarchy
was a special case, since Keith made the decision to give all the stories titles from Yeats's "The Second Coming" before we even wrote them.
Actually, I just checked the old e-mails, and Keith suggested a set of titles from that poem, but let us decide which lines we wanted to use. Although ultimately every story except Book 3 ended up using Keith's suggested title. (His suggestion was Passionate Intensity
, but when Dave Galanter suggested Shadows of the Indignant
, Keith liked that even better.) I did suggest Spiritus Mundi
as an alternative title for mine, thinking it might work better than The Darkness Drops Again
, but Keith said he preferred to avoid foreign titles, and evidently I accepted that without further comment.