Re: RARA-AVIS: Chandler- Library of America

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 19 Jul 2000


<<There was a mention of this on the fictionmags list a little while ago. Someone brought up the Borges story about Pierre Menard, who writes DON QUIXOTE again, word for word, except it's better than Cervantes' version
(if I rememember right).>>

What's interesting is that Menard's version is *utterly different* from Cervantes's, despite being identical. This parable should send a strong cautionary message to Chandler imitators, for example.



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