A to Z of the Shortest Book Titles

October 15, 2010 | 3 books mentioned 2

From Andy Warhol’s A to Vassilis Vassilikos’ Z (and now Tom McCarthy’s C), AbeBooks lists the shortest book titles.

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  1. Stephen Dedalus once planned to do a whole series of alphabet books. From Ulysses, Ch. 3 (Proteus), Stephen’s thoughts while walking along Sandymount Strand: “Books you were going to write with letters for titles. Have you read his F? Yes, but I prefer Q. Yes, but W is wonderful. O yes, W.” (Has anyone ever skewered an author’s narcissism more sharply, or more warmly and sympathetically, than Joyce does here?)

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