Aesthetics of bewilderment
There aren't many in the third category but Bartleby & Co is, a book of footnotes about 'writers of the No', writers who either gave up writing or never achieved it in the first place. There's something pleasantly languid and unnecessary about it, which makes it somehow indispensable. Any book which opens a section with 'I once spent a whole summer with the idea that I had been a horse' speaks for itself. More Vila-Matas translations please or I shall be forced to learn Spanish (and I don't really have the time).