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Steven Vanden Broecke


Wonderful post. One of the people who alerted me most to the meaningfulness of suspicion-of-language while clinging to language as one's lieu de rendez-vous with truth might be, perhaps unsurprisingly, Gershom Scholem on kabbalah.

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M. Suárez

Very good indeed. I recently reread A Heart so White and was again impressed by Marías' ability to enact past celebrated fiction (MacBeth) within what looks like contemporary fact but turns out to be elaborate fiction. He really makes you see the parable in every ordinary social interaction. It's masterly: only Borges, I think, had comparable ability to enact fiction within fiction and relate it to ordinary experience.

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