Thursday, October 14, 2010

A as in Almost All the Letters of the Alphabet

AbeBooks presents--glorious cover images and all--The A to Z of the Shortest Book Titles.

Inspired by this year's inclusion of C by Tom McCarthy on the Booker Prize shortlist, AbeBooks takes us on a tour of one letter titles, from A by Andy Warhol to Z by Vassilis Vassilikos--with such notable stops along the way as K (a biography of Kafka, natch), M (a Vietnam War memoir by John Sack), and--best of all--V, Thomas Pynchon's first novel. 









2 comments:

EnriqueFreeque said...

Your whimsical A-Z post reminded me of Walter Abish's Oulipo-type novel, Alphabetical Africa, in which all the words of every chapter begin with the same letter, A to Z. For instance, in one chapter every word of that chapter starts with the letter "A"; another chapter, "D", and so on and so forth ...

Rebecca Glenn said...

How does Alphabetical Africa read? Is it tiresome or labored or fun?