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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Lipogram - novel without letter E 
Answer/Pointer: See: The People's Almanac presents The Book of Lists #3 by Amy Wallace, David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace (Morrow, 1983), pp. 224-226 "lipograms are written works that deliberately omit a certain letter of the alphabet by avoiding all words that include the letter." Ernest Vincent Wright's novel "Gadsby" (1939) is written without the letter E. See above citation for more lipograms. See also Problem Box under Novel for additional material 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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