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Urmann

Index: La secta del Fénix, Artificios, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 522.
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character in Borges story

Fishburn and Hughes: From the German ur, 'primordial', 'earliest', and Mann: a fictitious character related to a saying of Martin Buber. According to his commentator, Walter Kaufman, Buber was fond of the prefix ur because it opened words up to endless possibilities of regression, such as Urgrossvater, meaning 'great-grandfather' and Ururgrossvater meaning 'great-greatgrandfather'. Borges too was fascinated by the theme of infinite regress. The Sect of the Phoenix