"The Library of Babel is a vision of almost infinite despair, of a longing for coherence and meaning drowned under an impossible weight of incoherence and meaninglessness. But in Borges' Library there is still room for mysticism. The denizens of the infinite library whisper of a mythical gallery, a 'Crimson Hexagon.' Within this gallery is contained the One Book that is the answer to all other books, an Index of Indexes, containing within itself the key to the hidden coherence and meaning of the entire cosmic library. To find the Crimson Hexagon and to read the Book is to transcend despair and self and the library itself, to become analogous to God."

- D. Ian Dalrymple

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