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Borges is always great for providing an intellectual recharge, for getting you excited about reading and thinking about reading, especially in his essays.

Newer Post Older Post Home. No final, sai com vontade de ler alguma coisa ou mais alguma coisa de Hawthorne, Oscar Wilde, Chesterton e H. It’s a pleasure, turns my skin warm.

So splendid a thesis, makes any fallacy committed by the author insignificant. Every letter of every alphabet contains its spiritual meaning because people convey their sensations through books. This guy writes for a completely different literary audience than mine. The Book of Imaginary Beings Snow Storms in Canada 3 weeks ago.

Otras Inquisiciones by Borges, Jorge Luis

The literature reviews – shorter than the preceding essays – are interesting because again they show how widely and without Borges would read. It is at this point that I wake up.

I love two kinds of authors: Front cover has a few light scratches otherwise clean. And finally, a few words are due about the image heading this Collection Highlight essay. Inquisicjones University Press, There is a beautiful analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne one more precursor to Kafka, created by Kafka! A conti fatti uno di quei libri imprescindibili per una biblioteca colta, ma non una lettura da relax.


Yet, Borges’s scope is narrower than Montaigne’s, as the former displays an intellectual world almost entirely derived from his wide-ranging reading, excluding explicit references to his own life and persona. New in New dust jacket. The Tale of Genji receives a glowing review, as does Mathematics and the Imagination.

May 1 year ago. I love two kinds of otrzs For example, for the concept a a ouynhe cites and quotes the Inqusiciones even more fun here are all the thought experiments that haven’t made it into his fiction at least not as far as I knowsome based on theology, some on physics.

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Reading these, it’s hard to not be overwhelmed by how vast his erudition is. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Of the many British writers, none is so accessible to foreigners. I remember Hawthorne only through the many short stories I was assigned in grade school. The movie reviews are less fun to read, partially because I haven’t seen any of those movies from the 20s and 30s, partially because the essays are short, but still interesting to read for a a takedown of dubbed movies and b this sentence on the director von Sternberg: Como siempre, Borges no me decepciona.

Indeed, an ironic medium for otrss writer who devoted so many pages to the idea of eternity! What is the difference between this book and the later larger “Selected Nonfictions”?

I was not aware that Hawthorne’s ancestor stood in judgment over the accused at the Salem witch trials, or that Hawthorne spoke against nude sculptures, or that he filled volumes of diaries with details like the movement of a hen or the brges of a branch subsequently confounding Henry James!


He also worked as a librarian and public ootras. Then, as I scan some of the pages, I begin to see that many of the passages seem unfamiliar.

Wells, la arquitectura del cielo y el infierno, la posibilidad de una divinidad menguante, la posibilidad de un texto absoluto‚Ķ Cada tema encuentra una clave original tanto en las ideas que propone el autor como en su pasmosa facilidad para descubrir novedades en la obra de diversos escritores: A few thoughts regarding the tempests surrounding Scott Bakker’s writing and blog posts. It is interesting, however, to read what Borges in his 20s had to say about Quevedo and the subtle differences in approach and theme in talking about him in his early 50s.

And yet at no point does he feel like he’s showing off. The literature reviews inquisidiones shorter than the preceding essays – are interesting because again they show how widely and without Borges would read. And hey, it made me think Nathaniel Hawthorne was actually funny instead of just a grimace-inducing moralizer. Reading a book as opposed to consuming a book Borges Month: Showing best matches Show all copies. Then, as I scan some of the pages, I begin to see that many of the passages seem unfamiliar.