Borges

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Very enjoyable. Everybody knows his stories, but his commentaries and essays are also fun.

    If you can track down this book, do it. It's a transcript of a series of talks Borges gave on the subject of writing, on prose and poetry and translation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      will check, thanks anon

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The best short storyteller of the 20th century

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The best short storyteller period

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, that would be Giovanni Boccaccio.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Overrated. He’s good when you’re like 18-20 but you re-read him 10 years later and you can see his tricks and shallowness. Essentially an example of baby’s first serious writer. Good introduction to serious books.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fun short stories but most of them are marginal versions of stuff done better elsewhere, or extremely bastardized, sparknotes tier versions of older poems and books (Approach to Al Assim is the first thing that came to mind for the second example). This is pretty much what I feel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He’s basically the Tarantino of short stories lmao
        A remixer with occasional good moments.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Great comparison. This post should be headlined on his wiki page. Lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      holy cope batman

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First of all, that he's not the most important. He's excellent, certainly, but his ideas are mostly for the fun of it and therefore a lot less important than several other authors. My favorites:

    The Garden of Forking Paths
    Two Kings and Their Two Labyrinths
    The Lottery of Babylon
    The Aleph
    Death and the Compass (my favorite)
    Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
    The Legend of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Overrated. He’s good when you’re like 18-20 but you re-read him 10 years later and you can see his tricks and shallowness. Essentially an example of baby’s first serious writer. Good introduction to serious books.

  7. 1 month ago
    ࿇ C Œ M G E N V S ࿇

    DE UN TAL BOBORGES

    LAS «FICCIONES»; MÁS BIEN:

    «ABERRACIONES».

    « 零 »

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/5YnzCf3.jpg

      HE AHÍ BOBORGES,

      PENE EN MANO, EN EL BAÑO:

      MICROFICCIÓN.

      « 零 »

      LAS DE BOBORGES

      FICCIONES, NO FICCIONES:

      AMBAS CEROTES.

      « 零 »

      Que manera de escribir boludeces mamita querida. Azteca de mierda.

      • 1 month ago
        ࿇ C Œ M G E N V S ࿇

        BOLUDECES LAS QUE TE METES EN EL BUCHE.

        SALUDOS.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anda a seguir leyendo a Roberto Gomez Bolaños, indigena.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      LAS DE BOBORGES

      FICCIONES, NO FICCIONES:

      AMBAS CEROTES.

      « 零 »

      UN ANGLO ARGENTO,

      CON MÁS PLUMA QUE MUSA:

      ESE ES BOBORGES.

      « 零 »

      https://i.imgur.com/5YnzCf3.jpg

      HE AHÍ BOBORGES,

      PENE EN MANO, EN EL BAÑO:

      MICROFICCIÓN.

      « 零 »

      CUMGUZZLER thinks his shit opinions matter lmao

  8. 1 month ago
    ࿇ C Œ M G E N V S ࿇

    LAS DE BOBORGES

    FICCIONES, NO FICCIONES:

    AMBAS CEROTES.

    « 零 »

  9. 1 month ago
    ࿇ C Œ M G E N V S ࿇

    UN ANGLO ARGENTO,

    CON MÁS PLUMA QUE MUSA:

    ESE ES BOBORGES.

    « 零 »

  10. 1 month ago
    ࿇ C Œ M G E N V S ࿇

    HE AHÍ BOBORGES,

    PENE EN MANO, EN EL BAÑO:

    MICROFICCIÓN.

    « 零 »

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This picture makes me think of how Norman Thomas di Giovanni observed that Borges would sometimes urinate on his dress shoes as he was at the urinal; since, of course, he was almost totally blind by that point.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Far worse things happened to him (sexually speaking) but I’m not going to talk shit about him because even if he’s an overrated writer he’s still a person.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of Di Giovanni, now that Borges' prostitute second wife is finally dead, when do we think HIS translations are going to go back into print?

    I can't be the only one who'd like a complete collection of all the Di Giovanni translations. I've scrounged for books from the 1960s and 1970s, but I know I don't have everything of Borges that Di Giovanni translated. They're great works of literature in their own right, less pure translations and more Borges rewriting his old work in English.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Di Giovanni estate must reach a deal with the Borges estate for that to happen. Borges originally (and perhaps naively and over generously) had a deal for 50/50 with Di Giovanni. This is obviously in detriment of the writer so Maria Kodama had to find another translator and reach a better deal (that’s how the Penguin translations came to be).

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Like a year ago I was reading "Apollodorus, The library", and at some point I read, "And she gave birth to Asterius", and I thought, where did I heard that phrase before? And I remembered it was in The Aleph, "The Home of Asterius", that Borges quotes, "and the queen gave birth to a son named Asterius"; and I realized that Asterius is not just another of the many different names people called the beast, how I heard many illustrious people say, but the phrase is meaning that "Asterius" is the real name of the "Minotaur", the name that Pasiphae gave to it as her son, and not just another way to name the minotaur

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