Posts Tagged ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’

If you are male and your name is Francis, and you live in the United States, you have some hurdles to clear. Why? Because there are a lot more Frances and not enough Francis. The female version dominates. That’s why your gender is too often mistaken. Spell my name like the king of France, like the Talking Mule (TV program from the ’50s), the protagonist of the series “House of Cards,” and, (raising my voice gleefully), the Pope: Pope Francis I.

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Kunio Francis Tanabe, senior editor and art director of Book World, the Sunday book review section of The Washington Post, bids farewell after a long, eventful career.

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