"Back to Borges - I cannot read him without picking up his own fear. But what is he afraid of? Or who? He never admits it, yet, he describes the shape of his fear: round, circular, spherical. Like the Pampas. Borges uses the word ‘circular’ to describe time, to connote the eternal return. His visions of eternity are spherical (the Aleph, the Zahir) or circular (the Wheel, the Disk). Borges cites Pascal, who saw the universe as a horrifying sphere: ‘Nature is an infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.’ This definition applies perfectly to the land that this city and this fear are rooted in."
— Alicia Dujovne Ortiz, Buenos Aires, from Critical Fictions: The Politics of Imaginative Writing, translated from the Spanish by Caren Kaplan and Aurora Wolfgang