"… every book, any book, holds the promise of all others, both mechanically and intellectually… Every text is a combination of the twenty-four letters of the alphabet… For that reason an infinite combination of these letters would give us a complete library of every conceivable book past, present, and future: 'the meticulous history of the future, the autobiographies of the archangels… the true account of your own death…" — Alberto Manuel in "With Borges"