Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation (Suny Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture)

Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation (Suny Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture)


Borges cites innumerable authors within the pages making up his lifestyles s paintings, and innumerable authors have mentioned and proceed to quote him. greater than a determine, then, the citation is a vital part of the cloth of his writing, a material made anew via each one examining and every re-citation it undergoes, within the endless throes of a work-in-progress. Block de Behar makes of this analyzing a plea for the very artwork of verbal exchange; a convention that takes group no longer within the totalized and totalizable soil of pre-established definitions or essences, yet at the ineluctable repetitions that represent language as such, and that warrantly the expansiveness via etymological coincidences of that means, via ancient contagions, via translinguistic sharings of specific studies of a definite index of universality."

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