Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation

Authored by Lisa Block de Behar with introduction and translation

by William Egginton

Barthes once wrote that the only way to read a work of passion is with another work of passion. What was true for Barthes is equally true for Lisa Block de Behar, whose three or more decades of scholarly activity have produced an imposing body of scholarship on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, but more importantly and more urgently have resulted in the invention of a new way of thinking about the activity of reading and the nature of meaning itself.

Review of

Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation

 

By Djelal Kadir, Pennsylvania State University

A dazzling display of citational proliferation on, in, and through Borges. Block de Behar conducts a spectacular and echoic textual ensemble of resonant polyphony in allusive harmony and suggestive counterpoint.” — Djelal Kadir, Pennsylvania State University

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