Words take on their meaning from their positioning in a network of a sentence, a sentence that’s nestled in the network of a paragraph, a paragraph that’s nestled in the network of a complete document, a complete document that’s nestled in the network of a culture, and a culture that’s nestled in an Era of history, a culture that’s networked into a historical period in whose context the words make sense.
Is there a specific reason the author places the proof 265 pages after page 2? And why the importance of the frontispiece? The title on the cover states that the proof is titled “Countess Caroline Esterhazy” and that the text is “unformatted and uncorrected,” but 265 pages after page 2 there is no sign of the title of the proof. The title of the proof, therefore, only exists within the title of the novel. The frontispiece appears to exist to reveal the distance and location of the proof.