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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Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, T I love two kinds of authors: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. I like to think of this book as time traveling into a cafe in Buenos Aires to discuss the issues of the day.

No final, sai com vontade de ler alguma coisa ou mais alguma coisa de Hawthorne, Oscar Wilde, Chesterton e H.

Borges was most gifted with his ability to see metaphors. These essays cover topics such as metaphysics, dreams, absolute languages, the age of the earth, time, and inquisitinos, and of course the power and meaning of Art. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Refresh and try again. Dreams demand attention because they show how forms can morph and yet remain constant inqyisitions their denotation. A metaphysical fiction written as a collection of essays.

So if you’re looking for more background to his stories you’ll find it here, while he doesn’t link directly to his fiction, he makes some essays about the same themes.

Other Inquisitions, 1937–1952

No trivia or quizzes yet. How can these fantasies move me, and in such an intimate manner? Gosse, and The Bianthanatos are crucial essays. Reading these, it’s hard to not be overwhelmed by how vast his erudition is. 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”, Macbeth or Raskolninov, the invasion of Belgium in August or an invasion of Mars.


Borges was remarkable for his erudition. Are there essays in this book not included in the latter collection? PaperbackPan Americanpages. Borges wrote the introduction. Coetzee said of Borges: 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 View all 6 comments.

Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952

And hey, it made me think Nathaniel Hawthorne was actually funny instead of just a grimace-inducing moralizer. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. About Jorge Luis Borges. The non-fiction equivalent of his excellent short stories. Spiritual time is elucidated by change of forms and degrees that are above time and place.

Other Inquisitions by Borges, Jorge Luis

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La flor de Coleridge: 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. A worthy read, but one best dipped into at your points of interest rather than waded straight through. To Borges there was some meaning there.

Then, turning back to Borges, I see that he is holding the book out, waiting for me to take it. The literature reviews – shorter than the preceding essays – are interesting because again they show how widely and without Borges would read. Yet only a handful of the essays contained here truly grabbed me: From inside the book. Other Inquisitions, Jorge Luis Borges. Wonderful article, Borges is well worth telling more people about, remarkable man, great writer.


Dostoevsky remains important to most believers and many nonand Borges is Argentine, as is Bortes Francis. Borges is great at conveying his particular brand of subjectivity Skip to content This past week my wife Nancy mentioned that Pope Francis and I have something in common.

Jul 07, Arturo rated it really liked it. He made brilliant connections.

Jan 09, Matteo rated it it was amazing. I remember Hawthorne only through borfes many short stories I was as There is a beautiful analysis of Nathaniel Hawthorne one more precursor to Kafka, created by Kafka! Kabbalah defines time as the distance between cause and effect, the separation between action and reaction, the divide between the crime and its consequence.

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

Borges is world famous for his mysterious labyrinthine short stories. Riacquistato per affetto dopo decenni letto allora in prestito da un amico matto grazie a chi knquisitions lo ha fatto ricordare. His desire to see and live a life aesthetically has sustained me during many a dark time in my life.