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Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges

“We have dreamt the world. We have dreamt it as firm, mysterious, ubiquitous in space and durable in time: but in its architecture we have allowed tenuous and eternal crevices of unreason which tell us it is false.” 207 more words

Book Reviews

The Library of Babel

Jorge Luis Borges’ The Library of Babel is a simple story – it isn’t very long, and the language is generally quite sparse and utilitarian. It’s not a story that tries to make the reader run the gamut of possible emotion, or one that tries to connect you with the heart and mind of the character. 818 more words


Dendritic fiction: the structure of If

At long last, by popular demand, the graph above shows the structure of the chapters in If — using the “loc” (location) numbers from the Kindle edition, rather than the page numbers from the print edition. 114 more words


19 May 2015

SG ~ I would love to speak Spanish. Maybe some time, but at the moment I have to re-learn English as well! Translation can be a dicey business with some words interpreted a wrong way – inflection and meaning and colloquiums. 174 more words


Response to "Dividedness" Poems

It was striking how closely related these two pieces, “Borges and Myself” by Jorge Luis Borges and “To Julia de Burgos” by Julia de Burgos, were, yet how differently executed they were. 189 more words


Bout of Books Read-a-thon Day 3-4 Update

Day 3

The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat (Finished)  Kitapyurdu

Page : 95p

Day 4

Kum Kitabı (The Book of Sand) by Jorge Luis Borges… 29 more words


Tell me why...

A colleague once noted that her then teen-aged son had a complaint about the rules at his prestigious day school. Wikipedia, that on-line tool designed to make… 384 more words

John Updike