Anatoly, of the Russian LJ Avva, has a long and funny post about having years ago run across a book purporting to be a collection of critical essays about a newly translated play by a forgotten Spanish author; in reality everything in the book, including the professor who discovered and translated the play and edited the collection of essays, was an invention of the real author, whose name Anatoly eventually realized he had forgotten and could not retrieve. Naturally, I suspected he had invented the whole thing for the sake of the post, but he eventually did remember the true author, Herbert Samuel Lindenberger, and googling convinces me the man did exist and did write Saul’s Fall, the book in question. And in the course of the googling I ran across an interesting list of books with “Fictional Footnotes and Indexes,” which I thought I’d share with you all. It includes everything from Douglas Adams to Roland Barthes and Fyodor Dostoevsky (“Notes from Underground. Two: one at the beginning and one at the end.”). Heterogeneous fun.