But [Wilkins] also invented a wonderful word that strangely enough has never been used by English poets--an awful word, really, a terrible word. Everness, of course, is better than eternity because eternity is rather worn now. Ever-r-ness is far better than the German Ewigkeit, the same word. But he also created a beautiful word, a word that's a poem in itself, full of hopelessness, sadness, and despair: the word neverness. A beautiful word, no?
The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges, interview by Ronald Christ, The Paris Review [+]
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