Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jorge Luis Borges

I am quite aware of how ephemeral literary assessments can be, but in Borges’ case we can quite justifiably state that he is the most important thing to ­happen to imaginative writing in the Spanish language in modern times, and one of the most memorable artists of our age. --Mario Vargas Llosa, quoted by Richard John Neuhaus, While We’re At It, The Public Square column, First Things, December 2008

On the recommended reading by this author:

Jorge Luis Borges & the plural I, by Eric Ormsby, The New Criterion, November 1999, discussing Collected Fictions, translated by Andrew Hurley, Selected Poems, edited by Alexander Coleman, and Selected Non-Fictions, edited by Eliot Weinberger

On this author:

If you want to know about his life, take a look in the library, by Robert Hanks, The Independent, December 19, 2004, review of Borges: A Life, by Edwin Williamson

Writer on the Couch, by David Foster Wallace, The New York Times, November 7, 2004, review of Borges: A Life, by Edwin Williamson


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