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Improvising ImprovisationFrom Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature$
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Gary Peters

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226452623

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.001.0001

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A Different Sameness: Borges and Deleuze on Repetition

A Different Sameness: Borges and Deleuze on Repetition

(p.89) 10 A Different Sameness: Borges and Deleuze on Repetition
Improvising Improvisation

Gary Peters

University of Chicago Press

This chapter brings Borges and Deleuze together to discuss to forms of difference: the same difference and a different sameness. The former is more familiar mapping as it does on to the openness of the creative process as witnessed particularly purely in improvisation. The second however brigs to the surface again the 'secret' form of improvisation considered sporadically throughout the book. Using Borges's short story 'Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote,' as one possible example of this un-heard-of form of improvisation, some progress (if that is the right word) is made in bringing this vanishing form of improvisation into view.

Keywords:   verticality, actualization, virtuality, difference, sameness, difference, Jorge Luis Borges, horizontality

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