It’s National Sandwich Day, and so we present this list of bookish fare: Let us know if you’ve eaten any of these creations in real life. And for another deli-centric sampler from the Archive, read a brief history of the Earl of Sandwich:
  1. The Catcher in the Rye
    Meatloaf and ketchup on rye bread.
  2. S’more and Peace
    Marshmallow, melted chocolate, and an olive branch between graham crackers.
  3. The Miss Lonelyhearts
    One slice of plain white bread with heart of palm.
  4. The George Perec
    Ham on a roll with mustard: hold the cheese, pickle, ketchup or anything else with an “e” in it.
  5. Webster’s Dictionary
    Two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair.
  6. The Nora Roberts
    All cheese.
  7. The Dave Eggers
    A broken, runny egg on staggeringly thick bread; served with a guide to its enjoyment.
  8. The Thomas Pynchon
    No one really knows.
  9. Lady Cheddarley’s Lover
    A controversial abundance of melted cheddar and several unprintable ingredients.
  10. Henry James-wiches
    “The Wings of the Dove”: dove meat, Grey Poupon “The Spoils of Poynton”: spoiled ham, Grey Poupon “The Golden Bowl”: french fries and Grey Poupon, served in a bowl.
  11. The Animal Farm
    Supposed to include a variety of meats in equal parts; in practice, though, mostly ham.