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Friday, 18 January 2013

echoes : octavio paz and adolfo bioy casares

1940 edition, illustration by Norah Borges


"The body is imaginary, and we bow to the tyranny of a phantom. Love is a privileged perception, the most total and lucid not only of the unreality of the world but of our own unreality: not only do we traverse a realm of shadows, we ourselves are shadows."

Octavio Paz on The Invention Of Morel and other works by Adolfo Bioy Casares

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