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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Jul 07, Arturo rated it really liked it. For more on the Kabbalah, its symbolism, and its effect on literature see: He made brilliant connections.

I remember Hawthorne only through the many short stories I was assigned in grade school. His desire to see and live a life aesthetically has sustained me during many a dark time in my life.

Other Inquisitions, – | work by Borges |

I love two kinds of authors: It beggars the mind. E a farci venir voglia di seguirlo ancora in questo suo personalissimo percorso.

Just look at these beautiful thoughts: I was not aware that Hawthorne’s ancestor stood in judgment over the accused at the Salem witch trials, or that Hawthorne spoke against nude sculptures, or that he filled volumes of diaries with details like the movement of a hen or the shadow of a branch subsequently confounding Henry James! These essays cover topics such as metaphysics, dreams, absolute languages, the age of the earth, time, and history, and of course the power and meaning of Art.

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Borges established the post-modern idea of how we as readers create new works each time we experience them. Other Inquisitions is a collection of his essays from Obras completas 1 – 10 of 11 books. And seeking of course does mean finding: For me the comparison enhances an appreciation of both Borges and the Kabbalah. Borges believed that reading was an act of art- no less important than the act of writing and by extension listening and looking.

It occurs to me that to go on showing the extent to which every Borges story is not just affected by but steeped in Kabbalah is pointless. Ariel Jose Enrique Rodo. Pope Francis stated in an interview that two of his favorite authors were Dostoevsky and Borges.

In his essay, Borges traces the impact of such stories from Hawthorne’s initial sketches, often a moral he would build a story on. Lists with This Book. De alguien a nadie Dios pasa de ser “los dioses” Elohim a ser la nada.

Recommended Reads: Jorge Luis Borges’ “Other Inquisitions” – Houghton Star

Refresh and try again. Como siempre, Borges no me decepciona.

Back cover copy 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.

His reviews and commentary follow a different form of organization that convey a really erudite coffee shop conversation. After some more ‘general’ essays like these he moves on to literature reviews and to movie reviews. Want to Read saving….

With extraordinary orher 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.


Other Inquisitions 1937-52

How indeed can a writer of the 20th century have had any influence upon a writer of the 17th century? The leader of the Catholic Church keenly understands that the great skeptic Borges can in his own circuitous pattern ultimately restore us to our Faith, an irony thick and no doubt satisfactory to Borges who died in That’s the mark of a truly great author.

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En palabras de Borges: Oyher appeared to have read everything from obscure Icelandic sagas to Arab poets to Egyptian mystics, to modern authors like Chesterton, Faulkner, Joyce and Paul Valery. None was ever so engaged as Jorge Luis Borges. Other books in the series.

Other Inquisitions, 1937–1952

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One vivid detail otner my Hawthorne reading is a quiet autumn evening sitting in a Sunday school room, sitting under a solemn portrait of Christ and reading ‘The Minister’s Black Veil’. Borges was fluent in several languages.