The cylindrical composition of time and place expanding and collapsing together is continually represented in two notable ways within the Garden of Forking Paths, it is a set of writings and a garden which appearance is barely expounded upon.
The garden is a place from the memory of the narrator, a part of the destination that he travels to, as well as a book that his ancestor wrote. In that way, this piece of writing is flattened and at the same time made into a cylinder. A hole in which the story freely travels through time, characters and place.
Innately, when reading a letter, there is a feeling of memory. A removal from the “now” is implicit when reading correspondence and a tool that can be used to give an ambience to prose which is purposefully dry, with the occasional flair.