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"Then Bioy Casares recalled that one of the heresiarchs of Uqbar had stated that mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of man."
Part One, The Garden of Forking Paths, Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, pg. 17


"He did not want to compose another Don Quixote—which would be easy—but the Don Quixote. It is necessary to add that his aim was never to produce a mechanical transcription of the original; he did not propose to copy it. His admirable ambition was to produce pages which would coincide—word for word and line for line—with those of Miguel de Cervantes."
Part One, The Garden of Forking Paths, Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote, pgs. 48-49


"He walked toward the sheets of flame. They did not bite his flesh, they caressed him and flooded him without heat or combustion. With relief, with...

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