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Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation
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 ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published October 24th 2002 by State University of New York Press
(first published April 2000)
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I did like it, and I found several chapters very helpful, but the prose was fiendishly difficult to read and the translation seemed - to my blinkered eyes - variously inadequate at times. This is not, by the way, an unqualified difficulty, for I find Derrida marvelously clear and concise in comparison. Spivak, however, still retains her crown, so Block de Behar dodged that one.