A Die With Twenty-Six Faces

Lüthi, Louis

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“In ‘A Die With Twenty-Six Faces’, the author guides us through his collection of books with letters for titles, referred to as “alphabet books”. Some of these titles are familiar, such as John Updike’s ‘S.’, Georges Perec’s ‘W’, and Louis Zukofsky’s ‘A’. Others are obscure, perhaps even imaginary, like Arnold Skemer’s ‘C’ and ‘D’, or Zach Sodenstern’s ‘A’. Tracing connections between these books, the author elaborates on the symbolic content of letters, Joycean characters, Franz Kafka, Guy Davenport, and libraries within libraries. Designed by the author and mixing essay and fiction, the book is a playful meditation on contemporary literature, typography, and book collecting.”

an engaging exploration of the significance of letters in literature and art more generally, with many reproduced examples of such artistic uses of (single) letters, soft cover, 20 x 13 cm, 104 pages, Amsterdam 2019

ISBN: 9789492811394