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Jorge Luis Borges
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Variant translation: Mirrors and copulation are obscene, for they increase the numbers of mankind. - Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940)
Jorge Luis Borges
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Variant: In his lifetime, he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen; once dead, he is not even the ghost he was then. - Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940)
Jorge Luis Borges
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As quoted in: "Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America: A Special Publication Devoted Entirely to the Voices and Opinions of Writers from Latin America" (1982) by Octavio Paz
Jorge Luis Borges
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Everything and Nothing (1999 edition), New Directions Publishing - ISBN: 9780811214001
Jorge Luis Borges
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Quoted in Cool Memories (1987) by Jean Baudrillard, (trans. 1990) Ch. 5; heard by Baudrillard at a lecture given in Paris.


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Born: August 24, 1899

Died: June 14, 1986 (aged 86)

Nationality: Argentinian

Occupation: Poet, writer, critic, librarian

Bio: Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, known as Jorge Luis Borges, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the character of unreality in all literature.

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