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Jorge Luis Borges

The other one, the one called Borges, is the one things happen to. I walk through the streets of Buenos Aires and stop for a moment, perhaps mechanically now, to look at the arch of an entrance hall and the grillwork on the gate; I know of Borges from the mail and see his name… Continue reading Jorge Luis Borges

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Alejandra Pizarnik

your voice in this inability to escape my gaze things rid themselves of me if it isn’t your voice turn me into a boat on a river of stones a rain isolated in my fevered silence you undo my eyes and I ask you please to speak to me forever —Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Presence,” Extracting… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Jorge Luis Borges

No one is anyone, one single immortal man is all men. Like Cornelius Agrippa, I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist. — Jorge Luis Borges, “The Immortal,” Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings. (New… Continue reading Jorge Luis Borges

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Alejandra Pizarnik

[All night I hear the noise of water sobbing.] All night I hear the noise of water sobbing. All night I make night in me, I make the day that begins on my account, that sobs because day falls like water through night.          All night I hear the voice of someone seeking me out.… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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