Other Inquisitions. By Jorge Luis Borges. Translated by Ruth L. C. Simms; introduction by James Irby. This remarkable book by one of the great. Other Inquisitions, – Jorge Luis Borges: Life: essays, Otras inquisiciones (–) (Other Inquisitions, –), revealed him at his analytic. Jorge Luis Borges: Other inquisitions, – Translated by Ruth L. C. Simms. pp. University of Texas Press. $

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After some more ‘general’ essays like these he moves on to literature reviews and to movie reviews.

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That’s the mark of a truly great author. Memories of Lazarus Adonias Filho. Borges was most gifted with his ability to see metaphors. Borges is great at conveyin This guy writes for a completely different literary audience than mine.

Dreams demand attention because they show how forms can morph and yet remain constant in their denotation.

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Even when writing about an obscure writer or concept, Borges is always an agreeable companion. Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor.

Of the many British writers, none is so accessible to foreigners. Read, highlight, and take notes, across bores, tablet, and phone. Then, turning back to Borges, I see that he is holding the book out, waiting for me to take it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign unquisitions. University of Texas Press- Literary Criticism – pages.


Other Inquisitions by Jorge Luis Borges

He wrote two substantial pieces on the work and made frequent allusion to it in his themes and stories. While running from the Burning-House-of-literature I owe this description to Billy Collins this would be the second book I would grab. No trivia or quizzes yet. The themes that Borges was writing about in his more famous stories and novellas appear here as well: In his essay, Borges traces the impact of such stories from Hawthorne’s initial sketches, often a moral he would build a story on.

One literature differs from another, either before or after it, not so much because of the text as for the manner in which it is read. A metaphysical fiction written as a collection of essays.

This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.

La flor de Coleridge: Borges was an avid reader and extremely well-read, so the connections and conclusions he draws between and from the philosophical edifices of, say, Berkeley and Schopenhauer, or the writings of Kafka etc.

One vivid detail of my Hawthorne reading is a boorges autumn evening sitting in a Sunday school room, sitting under a solemn portrait of Christ and reading ‘The Minister’s Black Veil’.

I look from the screen to Borges, whose expression is that of one who is waiting to hear the sound of a tree falling in the forest. T I love two iquisitions of authors: Wonderful article, Borges is well worth telling more people about, remarkable man, great writer.


I decided to try my hand at some Kabbalah-uncovering by re-reading Other Inquisitions It is a book. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.

He was also a poet and a writer of essays. These inversions [Quixote being a reader of the book Quixote, Hamlet watching a play based on Hamlet] suggest that if the characters of a fictional work can be readers or spectators, we, its readers or spectators, can be fictitious. There is a beautiful analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne one more precursor to Kafka, created by Kafka!

Other inquisitions, – Jorge Luis Borges – Google Books

Skip to content This past week my wife Nancy mentioned that Pope Francis and I have something in common. Kabbalah defines time as the distance between cause and effect, the separation between action and reaction, the divide between the crime and its consequence.

Dunne The Creation and P. May 04, Philipp rated it it was amazing Shelves: I remember Hawthorne only through the many short stories I was assigned in grade school.