Author(s): NECSUS Editorial Board
In the second part of the much celebrated recent novel 2666 (Roberto Bolaño, 2004), a Chilean philosopher with an Italian surname teaching in a Northern Mexico university unexpectedly finds a book in his library: Testamento geométrico, a treatise on geometry written by a poet named Rafael Dieste. Amalfitano (the name of the philosopher) cannot recall having bought or borrowed the mysterious book. This presence deeply unsettles him, and he finds relief through a rather Duchampian gesture: he hangs the volume on a line in his backyard, exposing the treatise and its linear speculation to the action of the weather.
NECSUS Editorial Board: Editorial Necsus. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 1 (2012), Nr. 2, S. 1–3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2012.2.EDIT.
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