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The A to Z of Single Letter Book Titles

The organized minds at AbeBooks.com apparently minded their Ps and Qs while compiling “The A to Z of the Shortest Book Titles,” an alphabetic compendium of single letter book titles a la Booker-prize nominee C by Tom McCarthy.

“There are numerous examples that stretch from A by Andy Warhol to Z by Vassilis Vassilikos,” writes AbeBooks’ uncredited alphabetizer, “Although not every letter of the alphabet appears to have been singled out for the literary treatment ? does anyone want R?”

The list is worth viewing if only for the cavalcade of jacket designs that, together, form a visually-stunning ersatz alphabet, which you can judge by its covers.


Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and the writer-director of the recently released feature film "Pill Head." He is the editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun.

By Daedalus Howell

Daedalus Howell is the author, most recently, of the novel "Quantum Deadline" and the writer-director of the recently released feature film "Pill Head." He is the editor of The North Bay Bohemian and The Pacific Sun.