I submit to you, my dear reader, a visualization (click to enlarge) of the structure of Roberto Bolaño’s novel, The Savage Detectives. This is an autobiographical novel, framed by a coming-of-age story of sex, poetry and violence. But it is a biography whose subjects–a pair of dadaist poets–are always disappearing.
I submit to you, dear reader, a collection of 10 book covers for the fictional novels, fragments, manuscripts, and fraudulent translations that appear in Italo Calvino’s If on a winter’s night a traveller–a book which is also a library.
I submit to you, dear reader, an image of a paperback copy of Roberto Bolaño’s novel 2666, coloured to show the relative length of its five parts. The book is dominated, physically (as you can see) but also spiritually (and thus, semantically) by its fourth part: the part about the crimes.