CHRONICLES OF BUSTOS DOMECQ
by JORGE LUIS BORGES and ADOLFO BIOY-CASARES
Translated by NORMAN THOMAS Dl GIOVANNI
143 pages. Dutton. $7.95.
Since Bustos Domecq does not exist, Argentine Authors Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy-Casares had to invent him. Why? Because Domecq is the pure incarnation of the middleman between a world gone culturally haywire and the uncomprehending mass of mankind. His function: telling people why they should admire nonsense. This inept critic is a figure of Chaplinesque pathos: a tastemaker totally lacking in taste, a perpetual target of the avant-garde's custard pies.