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Zubizarreta

“Suba Zubizarreta”. This phrase suggests wordplay with last names; in this case, the first part of the last name sounds almost like the verb “subir” (get on the bus, in the text). This rhetorical strategy and its effect are very common in these texts, like the example of “Fumasoli”. (Mentioned in Bustos Domecq story.)

Borges Index: 
La fiesta del monstruo, Nuevos cuentos de Bustos Domecq, OCC, 397.
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