The narrator discusses the following (fictitious) works by SK:
- The Prismatic Bezel, Sebastian's first novel, "a rollicking parody of the setting of a detective tale" reflected in V's search for SK's Russian lover.
- Success, Sebastian's second novel, traces "the exact way in which two lines of life were made to come into contact" (forming a "V", like V's narration)
- Lost Property, Sebastian's memoir. "A counting of the things and souls lost" on SK's "literary journey of discovery", a counting reflected in V's narration.
- "The Funny Mountain", a short story
- "Albinos in Black", a short story
- "The Back of the Moon", – this short story includes a Mr. Siller whose likeness resurfaces in V's narration as Mr. Silbermann,
- The Doubtful Asphodel, this book is about "A man is dying, and he is the hero of the tale . . . The man is the book; the book itself is heaving and dying, and drawing up a ghostly knee"(175) and may be seen as a reflection on V's book.