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Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges á 9 downloadOnce upon *a time once upon a long time when I was in high school we read one of Borhes *time once upon a long time when I was in high school we read one of Borhes I don t remember which one but I remember liking it a lot And ever since that day I got it into my head that I would like his other stuff don t ask me why I just did albeit it took me years to get my hands on something of his and to actually see if that s trueSadly I didn t feel much while reading this I liked The Other A Weary Man s Utopia The disc and The Book of Sand "But At The Same Time "at the same time wasn t wowed by them there were two or three stories that intrigued me a little I think the reason is that in class we analyzed the story we tried to understand it but now it would seem I forgot how to do that to dissect and look deeper into the story The books I ve been reading didn t need much thinking maybe that s the reason I have been reading them Books are made to be reread says Borges in one of his short stories I definitely have to reread this oneX maybe in one year maybe in ten or maybe one short story a month short story is not completely accurate Borges has the Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity power to create whole universes in just a fewages there are so many motives and themes in this book it is simply overwhelming He talks about love about alterego about writing about infinity about death about words about heresy His erudism is overwhelming his views about life ar. Alternate cover edition ISBN 0141183829'One of the most remarkable artists of our age' Mario Vargas Llosa The Book of Sand was the last of Borges' major collections to be ublished The. E so humble and so clear One need to "READ SUCH BOOKS AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME "such books at least once in a lifetime once in a while to appreciate the real value of literature So much of how we react to the books we read is determined by circumstance and expectation When I read Borges Fictions at the beginning of this year I had heard a lot about the author and had very high expectations I did enjoy Fictions but in all honesty it didn t uite match my expectations and I didn t appreciate it as much as I should haveNow reading The Book of Sand and Shake It s not the reading that matters but the rereading So true of all JLB s worksI have the Collected Fictions but am splitting my review of that into its components listed in Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience publication order Collected Fictions all reviews The Book of Sand is the eighthublished in 1975 After the generally uite straightforward stories of Brodie s Report this is a welcome return to mystical metaphysical tales This review does NOT include the four stories The War to End All Wars published as Shakespeare s MemoryThe Other 6 The encounter was real but the other man spoke to me in a dream How often have you wondered what you would tell your younger self if you had the chance Would your younger self take any notice What else would you talk about More importantly would you give them a glimpse of myast which is now the future that awaits you and if you did wou. Stories are in his words 'variations on favourite themescombining a Death Comes for the Archbishop plain and at times almost collouial style with a fantasticlot' It includes such marvellous tales as The Congress Un. Ld you be constraining that future by soSo many of "JLB s stories semi fictionalised aspects of himself or a erson meeting another version of themselves this has both See "s stories have semi fictionalised aspects of himself or a erson meeting another version of themselves this has both See August 25 1983 below and Borges and I in Dreamtigers But although it is described in leasant terms JLB says it was almost horrific while it lasted and mentions elemental fear and the sleepless nights that followed view spoilerThey talk about literature of course and family Young JLB has recently read Dostoyevsky s The Double which is apt It s awkward though We were too different yet too alike We could not deceive each other and that made conversation hard Each of us was almost a caricature of the other JLB realises There was no Cutremur de timp point in giving advice because the young man s fate was to be the man that I am now He concludes that the meeting was real for him but merely a dream for his younger self hide spoiler This is one of Borges last books and many of theieces here are less than his best The Congress however is a tale of the microcosm as Backlash : La guerre froide contre les femmes powerful and effective as The Aleph and The Book of Sand is also one of Borge s finest stories The Sect of Thirty is an excellent shortiece and the theological implications of this account of heresy are both disturbing and illuminating Don t expect too much and you will enjoy watching an old master at work. Dr and The Mirror and the Mask Also included are the handful of stories written right at the end of Borges' life August 25 1983 Blue Tigers The Rose of Paracelsus and Shakespeare's Memor.
Jorge Luis Borges