So writing about 2666 got me thinking about Borges by virtue of all the comparisons people have been making between Bolaño and Borges, even though I think that said comparisons are way off base.  Also, I’ve been reading Borges for class.  At any rate, the confluence of those factors has had me thinking about the following passage from Borges’s essay “The Wall and the Books”–which is available in English in Labyrinths and maybe some other collections as well.

“Music, states of happiness, mythology, faces belabored by time, certain twilights and certain places try to tell us something, or have said something we should not have missed, or are about to say something; this imminence of a revelation which does not occur is, perhaps, the aesthetic phenomenon.”


Anyway, more actual content to come later in the week, assuming I’m not swamped with reading for classes.


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