Act 1: Biblichor

 

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I know of one semibarbarous zone whose librarians repudiate the “vain and superstitious habit” of trying to find sense in books, equating such a quest with attempting to find meaning in dreams or in the chaotic lines on the palms of one’s hand.

-Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel” (1941); tr. Andrew Hurley

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