Dearth of the Author
As Alonso Quijano el Bueno has so singularly written, though Pierre Menard has said it better (or would have, had he finished his magnum opus):
"You cannot step twice into the same rivers; for fresh waters are flowing in upon you."I take this from el Bueno's translation of Fragment 12: Arius Didyne dans Eustèbe, Préparation évangélique, XV, 20, 2.
Pierre Mourier has glossed el Bueno to mean:
"Strictly speaking, no event is repeatable in all respects, nor is a repeated segment of the text quite the same, since its new location puts it in a different context which necessarily changes its meaning."Mourier's statement can be found on page 57 of his Narrative Fiction: Contemporary Poetics (London & New York: Routledge, 2002), which is a new edition of Narrative Fiction: Contemporary Poetics (London & New York: Routledge, 1983), where the gloss appears on pages 56-57!