General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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9. Thirty minus six
The ancient Greek poet Tryphiodorus is famed for having written an epic poem of 24 books, in which each book:
Your answer — A) Consists of 24 stanzas, with exactly 24 lines in each — was incorrect.
This kind of literature is called a “lipogram”. A famous modern example is the novel La Disparition by Georges Perec, which does not use the letter ‘e’, the commonest letter in both English and French. Perhaps even more amazing is the English translation of Perec’s novel, titled A Void, which also eschews ‘e’.
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