Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Aleph 27 Chapter 2 City 51 Poetry and Cityscape 53 Death, a Compass and Human Spatiality 62 Immortality and the Timeless City 71 Chapter 3 Deixis 83 Deixis and Space 83 The Warrior and the Englishwoman Change Sides 87 Location, Death, and the Labyrinth of Ibn-Ḥakam 93 Space, Time and Identity in the Garden of Forking Paths 102 Chapter 4 Identity 109 We are where we are – in the South 109 Argentine Locations and the Marking of Identity 125 viii Chapter 5 Power 143 Representational Space and the Magic Ruins 143 The Movements of a Would-be Wizard 153 Power, Powerlessness and Political Space 158 Chapter 6 Cosmos 165 Babel and the Limits of the Universe 165 Otherworldliness and Tlön 182 Epilogue 197 Notes 219 Bibliography 233 Index 245
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