Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story // David Foster Wallace // Todas las historias de amor son historias de fantasmas.

Reviewing a biography of Borges for the New York Times in 2004, David Foster Wallace took issue with “the idea … that we can’t correctly interpret a piece of verbal art unless we know the personal and/or psychological circumstances surrounding its creation”. For a writer as good as Borges, he argued, “the stories so completely transcend their motive facts that the biographical facts become, in the deepest and most literal way, irrelevant.”

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