Jorge Luís Borges

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  1. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member


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    I will not be happy now. It may not matter.
    There are so many more things in the world.
    Any random instant is as crowded
    and varied as the sea.
    A life is brief, and though
    the hours seem long, there is another
    dark mystery that lies in wait for us
    -death, that other sea, that other arrow
    that frees us from the sun, the moon, and love.
    The happiness you gave me once and later
    took back from me will be obliterated.
    That which was everything must turn to nothing.
    I only keep the taste of my own sadness
    and a vain urge that turns me to the south side,
    to a certain corner there, a certain door.

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  3. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

    Well, shucks. That was nice.
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  5. Cifo Day destroys the night, Registered Senior Member

    Jorge Luís Borges quotes:

    Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.

    The central problem of novel-writing is causality.

    The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.

    To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    Mrs. Fraggle specialized in Magic Realism when she was working on her M.A. in English. (Don't ask. I guess books written in Spanish are okay as long as you read an English translation.

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    Borges is considered one of the founders--or perhaps the founder--of Magic Realism.

    I can't understand it. I tried reading the book that was the subject of her thesis, One Hundred Years of Solitude by García Márquez, and halfway through all I had was a headache.

    But I do understand the concept, or at least I think I do. Apparently it's a very rigorous form of fantasy or sci-fi, in which only one single aspect of the real world is changed, and the story develops to show us the ways in which that would change our lives.
  8. Arkantos Registered Senior Member

    Borges is awesome. I have his collected fictions. I want to get his non-fiction and poetry also.

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