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After seeing a brand new translation of Jorge Luis Borges′s mini-essay "Borges and I" (included here), Halpern requested quite a few writers to muse in brief on "the fictional character ′behind the scenes,′" the alter(ed) ego that accompanies construction.
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On this view, Renan’s famous declaration that “A nation’s existence is . . a daily plebiscite” can be read both as an allegory and as an internationalization (a globalization, if you will) of the brain’s “global mapping” (those biochemical relays, mentioned above, of dispersed yet cooperative neural and cognitive networks). ”36 So the insight that much scholarship affords us of late—that maps serve particular ideological interests; that they are models for, not just of, the realities they purport to depict—directly implicates the science of geography in the embodied dynamic of making and unmaking, to whose spatial permutations we therefore may add the unstable boundary between mapmaking and mimesis, between political anticipation and scientific representation.
In her chapter From State of Mind to State of War 35 on war, Scarry has examined in elaborate detail the various “paths” by which “the sheer material factualness” of “wounded and open” bodies can be made to “disappear” from the influential rhetorics of politicians and the media, strategists and historians (BP 14, 81). What, however, is of special interest to me is a particular kind of omission, description, or trivialization (these categories, as we might expect, ultimately overlap [see BP 69–70])—a technique whose pretence is, precisely, that it does not dismiss the body but brings vividly to light the repellent nature of physical violence.
40 I want to suggest, then, that by conceiving of space as at once homogeneous and immutable—as a permanent, natural harmony between landscape and population—geography lends to the unisonant voice an equally “unisonant” physical origin, a nation-body whose continuity, and whose continuity with its voice, would express a single, bounded, noncontradictory desire. But of course, precisely by incarnating this plenitudinous voice, we are brought back, instantly, to the liminality of the nation. ”41 Although the national imaginary, that is to say, may arise more or less contemporaneously within a given population, it is never the coordinated, seamless performance (whether collective or individual, conscious or unconscious) of a unified and autonomous cultural identity; indeed, the spacetime of the nation is neither whole nor differentiated, neither synchronic nor differential, suspended, instead, between sameness and alterity, unisonance and dissonance.