# Biblatex: nested citations with the \textcites command

I'd like to type a citation within the text and another citation inside the parenthesis for the year, something like this:

The work of Author 1 (year; cited by Author 2, year)

For this, I've tried different options of the \textcite command but without results. Also I saw the solution posted here, which works for multiple citations within parenthesis but not for in-text citations.

Any suggestion?

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Nested citation commands are not allowed, but one can simulate them (using the appropriate punctuation commands to ensure consistency with other citations):

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
@misc{B02,
author = {Buthor, B.},
year = {2002},
title = {Bravo},
}
\end{filecontents}

\begin{document}

The work of \citeauthor{A01} \mkbibparens{\citeyear{A01}\postnotedelim cited by \cite{B02}}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


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I was about to post nearly the same answer. Just an addition: you can or course put this together into an own command like \mycite by \newcommand{\mycite}[2]{\citeauthor{#1} \mkbibparens{\citeyear{#1}\postnotedelim cited by \cite{#2}}}. –  Benedikt Bauer Feb 4 '13 at 16:48
Please note, that \citeyear does not create a link to the bibliography. Is there a workaround for this issue? –  Sebastian Werk Aug 21 at 13:27
@SebastianWerk I don't know. Perhaps try a search for questions tagged with biblatex and links or hyperref. –  lockstep Aug 21 at 14:34

Citation commands generally can't (and shouldn't) be nested, but you can get around this rule with \nocite.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[style=authoryear]{biblatex}

\newrobustcmd*{\postcite}[1]{%
\nocite{#1}\entrydata{#1}{\usebibmacro{cite}}}