An overwritten document, where the original words can still be read.
Most of the time, though, seeking overt traces of Borges in Buenos Aires is, to use a Borgesian image, like trying to read a palimpsest: you have to look past the top layer to sense his underlying presence.
Among the curators' quiet pleasures is to trace the history of a book as it was passed from one generation to the next, the succeeding hands that held it evident in the palimpsest of annotations scrawled in the margins.
"If Shakespeare had been a weblogger, Romeo would find Juliet after she took poison and would have been so overcome with emotion he would have blogged about finding Juliet dead and would have taken so long that Juliet would have awoken and Romeo wouldn't have killed himself, and they would have married and had kids and his and her weblogs....and everything." - Shelley Powers