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Borges

Jorge Luis . 1899--1986, Argentinian poet, short-story writer, and literary scholar. The short stories collected in Ficciones (1944) he described as "games with infinity"
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The novel tells the story of a journalist named Jean-Luc Terradillos, who is working on a biography of a legendary, elusive and, yes, somewhat Borgesian novelist named Alejandro Bevilacqua, who died some 30 years earlier.
However, unlike the historians of the short story whom Kohan sees as symbolizing the textual construction of history in opposition to the embodiment of it ("El Enigma" 42), the protagonists of El Informe embark on a different, but no less Borgesian, argument about historiography.
At the same time, the Borgesian vision of a universe of interconnected texts that make playthings of their writers and readers allows him to take philosophical distance from this search and transform it into a new and captivating text.
Poe is a constant point of reference for Borges the critic, right across his career, both in a series of dedicated articles and in multiple fugitive references scattered over the Borgesian oeuvre.
Brings a Borgesian space-warp to the East Anglian landscapes of my youth
Many collaborators joined Kaufman for this journey: set designer Derek McLane, who created a Borgesian, labyrinthian archive and elaborate moving panels for the set; costume designer Janice Pytel; lighting designer David Lander; sound designer Andre Pleuss; projection designer Jeffrey Sugg; choreographers Daniel Pelzig and Peter Anastos; my fellow dramaturg Shirley Fishman; pianists Ning Yu and Diane Walsh; script wranglers Martin Kettling and Jimmy Maize; artistic directors Christopher Ashley and Air Edelson; and many gifted actors.
In this matter, as in so many, Chinese painting is a Borgesian phenomenon: instead of uncovering the truth, we learn to smile at the very notion.
Together, these Borgesian auroras illustrate the endless diagrammatic possibilities of the digital syllable.
In a critical account of contemporary anthropology, Matti Bunzl has diagnosed such hyper-particularism or hyper-localism as a tendency to create "Borgesian maps"--maps of the social that are so detailed and particularizing that they forfeit all potential to orient investigation.