In Richard Eder's review of "Arctic Dreams," he says, "There are several misspellings. . . ." Would they be like " . . . while praying upon it . . . " early in the review?
But then, in the Opinion section, Jerry Brown had his homophonic problem with the governor's "principle theme." And Jerry with a Jesuit education!
Perhaps the principal difficulty is that they both were preyed upon by careless amanuenses.