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Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation Lisa Block De Behar

Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation

Lisa Block De Behar

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ISBN : 9780791455562
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222 pages
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Borges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his lifes work, and innumerable authors have cited and continue to cite him. More than a figure, then, the quotation is an integral part of the fabric of his writing, a fabric made anew by eachMoreBorges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his lifes work, and innumerable authors have cited and continue to cite him. More than a figure, then, the quotation is an integral part of the fabric of his writing, a fabric made anew by each reading and each re-citation it undergoes, in the never-ending throes of a work-in-progress. Block de Behar makes of this reading a plea for the very art of communication- a practice that takes community not in the totalized and totalizable soil of pre-established definitions or essences, but on the ineluctable repetitions that constitute language as such, and that guarantee the expansiveness -- through etymological coincidences of meaning, through historical contagions, through translinguistic sharings of particular experiences -- of a certain index of universality.