Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote Characters

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Madame Bachelier

A literary lioness who supposedly published a "fallacious" catalogue of Menard's works in a Protestant newspaper. Madame Bachelier, like the other literary personages in this story, is little more than a footnote. As observed by Borges' biographer Martin Stabb, "believable flesh-and-blood people are almost entirely absent in his [Borges'] work." Borges himself said in a 1971 interview, "As to characters, I don't think I have evolved a single character. I think I'm always thinking in terms of myself, of my limitations, and of the possible lives I should have lived and haven't."

Simon Kautsch

A philanthropist married to the Countess de Bagnoregio who has been slandered by those to whom he gives.

Pierre Menard

Pierre Menard is the subject of the fictional essay "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote," but he is hardly a character in the true sense of that word. Rather, Pierre Menard offers the narrator...

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