Every once in a while, one of my friends or former students who are teaching first-year composition tell me how surprised and delighted they were to find that Bedford/St. Martin's uses the titles of two of my books in its online "Research and Documentation Guide" to MLA (Modern Language Association) citations. Here it is:
"6. Two or more works by the same author If your list of works cited includes two or more works by the same author, first alphabetize the works by title (ignoring the article A, An, or The at the beginning of a title). Use the author’s name for the first entry only; for subsequent entries, use three hyphens followed by a period. The three hyphens must stand for exactly the same name or names as in the first entry.
I wonder if this has ever led anyone to get ahold of one of these books : )