The first story I read by Borges, at the age of eighteen, was Tlön, Uqbar, Tertius Orbis. Although the name would have meant nothing to me at the time, the translation was by Alastair Reid. 693 more words
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iii. Zion City, Illinois, was established in 1902 as a Christian utopia by Scottish clergyman John Alexander Dowie, who planned the entire city before building commenced, basing it on the Union Jack. 27 more words
ii. Almost 160 years after Frederick Marley was born in Rye, his great-grandson, Robert Nesta Marley, would sing of a vampiric “Babylon system”. Babylon in Rastafarian thought is the embodiment of corrupt, oppressive western society, the antidote to which is the utopian ideal of Zion (where heaven is a place on earth).
i. Hill towns are rare in England. In Sussex Lewes is one, Winchelsea another, but Rye, its sandstone rock rising out of the total flat of the fen, makes its statement yet more unmistakably.¹ 10 more words
Argentinian short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. When he was fifteen, his family moved to Switzerland, where he studied in Geneva before travelling widely in Europe, including stays in Spain. 420 more words
From the Paris Review, Dan Piepenbring looks at one of Orson Welles’ most famous and most criticised films, Citizen Kane, and the theorists who condemned the film. 10 more words