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Review: A Universal History of Iniquity by Jorge Luis Borges

Perhaps I’m too underdone to appreciate this. Started reading it as part of Borge’s ‘Collected Ficciones,’ but could not persevere throughout the entire compilation. As I delved deeper into the collection and Borge’s aged, more and more self was given up to indulgence.  154 more words


Scatter my ashes at the Newberry Library

“I have always imagined paradise as a kind of library,” Borges writes, and I’d happily agree, with one small revision. To me, heaven is a library book sale, despite the fact that the library itself seems to offer a better deal, at least at first glance. 904 more words


El cuento de la semana: 'Las ruinas circulares', de Jorge Luis Borges

Bienvenidos a nuestra nueva sección: El cuento de la semana. Cada lunes publicaremos un relato corto que, por sus características literarias, merece ser leído por todos los visitantes de esta página. 355 more words


Creating characters - ending?

These posts keep getting harder because I get the feeling like there is almost nothing new to talk about.

Creating characters has been a long series, much longer than I expected, but I think I managed to convey my feelings about it in a rather serious fashion. 383 more words


Pequeño atlas de crueldad humana

Se hace eco Umberto Eco[1] en su Historia de la belleza (2004) de la equivalencia que en diferentes etapas históricas se ha establecido entre lo Bello y lo Bueno. 1,202 more words


The Absolute Marshal (Le Maréchal absolu) by Pierre Jourde

Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems to me that Pierre Jourde’s doorstopper went largely unnoticed in the English language media discussing the rentrée… 1,736 more words