The books of book heroes: hand-stitched imaginary books
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    Fictional books described in the world literature
Once while reading Borges I tried to imagine a nonexistent book that was reviewed. Then I recalled a lot of fictional books described in the world literature that had never existed in reality.
For example, ‘The Mon­ster Book of Mon­sters’ from ‘Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban’ or ‘Treatise on the Steppenwolf’ from Hesse’s ‘Steppenwolf’.
So I made these imaginary books real.
Liza Bogolepov ‘Dry Lips’ (Vladimir Nabokov ‘Pnin’):
The book about human code (Oleh Romanenko ‘Kaleidoscope’):
Raymond Seurat ‘You’ (Stanislaw Lem ‘A Perfect Vacuum’):
The Mon­ster Book of Mon­sters (J. K. Rowling ‘Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban’):
Dmytro Lazutkin, Svitlana Pyrkalo, strongowski ‘Vade in pace’ (Olena Zakharchenko ‘Embroidered Pumpkins’):
Treatise on the Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse ‘Steppenwolf’):
Cold Womb: Necrophilic Poetry Collection (Artem Zakharchenko ‘Milky Highway’):
Hans Kirchgasser ‘Man in White’ (Milorad Pavic ‘Paper Theatre’):
The Book of Recurrent Dreams (Jonathan Safran Foer ‘Everything Is Illuminated’):
Book of Fates (Boris and Arkady Strugatsky ‘Monday Begins on Saturday’):
The Books of Book Heroes were exhibited in April 2012 during the publishers’ festival in the Institute of Journalism of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine).