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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Holden Back the Years

I’m reading The Catcher in the Rye for the fifth time – following on from a week dipping into Borges’ short story collection Labyrinths, The contrast between these two experiences has been instructive. One of the themes of Labyrinths is the structuralist idea of reader as author. Borges parodies the notion, belittles and criticises it […]