Borges

Borges : The Passion of an Endless Quotation

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Borges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his life's 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.
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  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791455556
  • 9780791455555

About Lisa Block de Behar

Lisa Block de Behar is Professor of Semiotics and Theory of Interpretation at the Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay and is a renowned Jorge Luis Borges scholar.

William Egginton is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
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