Other Inquisitions. By Jorge Luis Borges. Translated by Ruth L. C. Simms; introduction by James Irby. This remarkable book by one of the great. Other Inquisitions, – Jorge Luis Borges: Life: essays, Otras inquisiciones (–) (Other Inquisitions, –), revealed him at his analytic. Jorge Luis Borges: Other inquisitions, – Translated by Ruth L. C. Simms. pp. University of Texas Press. $

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Oct 06, Matthew rated it it was amazing. With extraordinary grace and erudition, he ranges in time, place, and subject from Omar Khayyam to Joseph Conrad, from ancient China to modern England, from world revolution to contemporary slang.

His essays read like his short stories; they are packed with complex circular associations. Jan 01, Shaun rated it it was amazing. Jul 07, Arturo rated it really liked it. The Bow and the Lyre Octavio Paz.

Then, turning back to Borges, I see that he is holding the book out, waiting for borgges to take it.

Recommended Reads: Jorge Luis Borges’ “Other Inquisitions”

Return to Book Page. In effect, I am reading for the form much more than the substance and in that regard this book presents a different perspective on viewing the world than i am used to. For example, for the concept a a ouynhe cites and quotes the What’s even more fun here are all the thought experiments that haven’t made it into his fiction at least not as far as Inquisitiona knowsome based on theology, some on physics. After some more ‘general’ essays like these he moves on to literature reviews and to movie reviews.


He wrote two substantial pieces on the work and made frequent allusion to it in his themes and stories. Once seen, it is impossible to un-see. Being impressed with Borges’ erudition is easy to get all of the literary and historical references here you’d have to have spent the last solid 20 years of your life reading, and widelyand one can’t but love a man who quotes unapologetically in French, Latin, and German and to hell with providing a translation. All literature I would dare to answer is symbolic; there are a few fundamental experiences, and it is unimportant whether a writer, in transmitting them, makes use of the “fantastic” or the “real”, Borbes or Raskolninov, the invasion of Belgium in August or an invasion of Mars.

Although his writing is short, it is dense and you end up re-reading them enough to feel in retrospect that these short works are among the longest ever written. Prophet in the Wilderness Peter G. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

View all 6 comments. Borges was fluent in kther languages.

Borges is world famous for his mysterious labyrinthine short stories. Published January 1st by University jnquisitions Texas Press first published Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Wonderful article, Borges is well worth telling more people about, remarkable man, great writer.


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This past week my wife Nancy mentioned that Pope Francis and I have something in common. He was also a poet and a writer of essays. I remember Hawthorne only through the many short stories I was assigned in grade school.

Get this book, read this book, cherish it, love it Formerly he seemed mad, which at least was something; now he seems merely simpleminded. Other books in the series. With extraordinary bodges This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.

Dreams demand attention because they show how forms can morph and yet remain constant in their denotation. So many other fun thoughts – what if all poems are fragments or episodes of a single infinite poem?

He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. The past is indestructible; sooner or later all things will return, including the plan to abolish the past. In fact, I am not sure I have ever read any of them before. Borges escribe de una manera preciosa.