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Borges and the Book of Infinity

I came across this book in a village on the plain, and I traded a few rupees and a Bible for it. The man who owned it didn’t know how to read.

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Richard Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos at Seattle Opera

Yesterday my husband and I attended a matinee performance of Richard Strauss’ early 20th-century, two-act opera Ariadne auf Naxos produced by Seattle Opera. Performed as a two-act opera (rather than its first version of a play and a short opera), the work impressed me as surprisingly postmodern because its first act subtitled “Prologue” was very much in the vein of contemporary meta-fiction, illustrating how its second act, a brief bona-fide opera “Ariadne auf Naxos,” was conceived and performed as a sort of dinner theater. 687 more words

Society

Borges and Calvino: Invisible Cities and Dreams

 

…Marco’s answers and objections took their place in a discourse already proceeding on its own, in the Great Khan’s head. That is to say, between the two of them it did not matter whether questions and solutions were uttered aloud or whether each of the two went on pondering in silence.

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Borges and the Book of Infinity

I came across this book in a village on the plain, and I traded a few rupees and a Bible for it. The man who owned it didn’t know how to read.

1,007 more words
Books

Books Read in 2015 - 16. Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut.

Genre: Satire, Metafiction, Science Fiction

Narrative Style: Third person but with interjections by the character of the author. 

Rating: 4/5

Published: 1973

Synopsis: Science Fiction writer, Kilgore Trout, is invited to an arts festival, much to his horror. 348 more words

Book Reviews

Satin Island

Satin Island: A novel by Tom McCarthy

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Satin Island is an exasperating novel that occasionally hints at being extraordinary, but the reader’s enjoyment of it is constantly thwarted by Tom McCarthy himself. 188 more words