This post compares three ways of presenting, i.e of making present, more than hundred years after their initial publication, one of the very first series of Crime Fiction novels. As such, and for the beauty of its distinctive cover art, Taillandier’s “Les Romans Mystérieux” is an iconic series.
What are the respective advantages of Datavisualisation, reproduction of pictorial archives, and the listing of Metadata prepared on the basis of Public Library records? What are the stories told by each type of representation ? What are the facts and ideas that emerge from each one? And how do the three ways of viewing Crime Fiction enrich each other, how do they contextualise and materialise the texts ? And how do they succeed in translating inscriptions and records into a sensible reality ?