The indexer facing the cryptic text

Abrams, William
June 2008
Indexer;Jun2008, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p68
Academic Journal
This is a 'folly index' to a short text by the Argentine writer J. L. Borges, compiled as a parody of the Borgesian style of irony and conjecture. It is presented here as an heuristic example of 'How not to index a conceptual metaphor.' A brief typology is offered to differentiate the terms 'folly index' and 'faux index.'


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