Monday, May 23, 2005

Borges - Crimson Hexagon: Imaginary Books

Great descriptions of imaginary books mentioned in Borges' fiction.
The composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. To go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes! A better course of procedure is to pretend that these books already exist, and then to offer a resume, a commentary . . . More reasonable, more inept, more indolent, I have preferred to write notes upon imaginary books.
-- Jorge Luis Borges

via Technoccult

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