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In Pierre Menard, Author of The Quixote by Jorge Luis Borges, the narrator of the work talks about how when he read Don Quixote after having been told that Pierre Menard had rewritten it with the same words, he could feel a new life coming from the page and new meaning in every word. Was this solely a satire of the ridiculousness of over-reliance on authorial intent or was it also an analogy for critical lenses?

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