Thursday, January 1, 2009

Quote of the Day: "Kafka and His Precursors"

The fact is that every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. (Borges, "Kafka and His Precursors," trans. James E. Irby; emphasis original)

This sentence includes a footnote: See T.S. Eliot: Points of View (1941), pp. 25-26.

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