Otras inquisiciones Buenos Aires: Sur, Buenos Aires: Proa, Otras inquisiciones, however, is a more mature and ambitious book containing a selection of thirty-nine essays the writer had already published in various literary magazines. Dunne" no. Gosse" no.
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Otras inquisiciones Buenos Aires: Sur, Buenos Aires: Proa, Otras inquisiciones, however, is a more mature and ambitious book containing a selection of thirty-nine essays the writer had already published in various literary magazines. Dunne" no. Gosse" no. Nevertheless, they cannot be described as "essays" in a strictly scholarly sense. There are only some occasional departures from the world of books, especially by means of critical comments on the political climate in the Argentina of the s and 40s, when a significant part of the population sympathized with the Fascist regime in Germany.
The essay then becomes an attempt to explore the exact reasons why the writer himself has been moved by this terrible paradox: the fact that the same person could have decreed both the construction of an everlasting monument and the obliteration of the past. Using his standard tools of intuition and conjecture—as he does in other essays of this collection—Borges grows unsatisfied with explanations that are based on a rational conjectural analysis of causes and effects. Unpredictably, he then suggests a theory of the nature of aesthetic emotion based on the assumption, or intuition, that we can be touched by ideas that are still in a state of pure form, by brief images that have not yet revealed their full content.
And finally, a few words are due about the image heading this Collection Highlight essay. The three holes on the gutter of our copy are the vestiges of a former library binding.
Fortunately, this provisional binding has preserved the intense red color of the original cover for the last five decades. Conversely, the paper of the text itself is in poor condition, almost brittle and with the yellowish tone characteristic of twentieth-century acidic paper.
Whereas early hand-made paper from cotton and linen rags is strong and durable, machine-produced acidic paper contains the seeds of its own destruction. Acid is a by-product of the use of alum-rosin compounds as sizing agents during the manufacturing process.
In contact with moisture, the alum-rosin compounds produce sulfuric acid that will eventually destroy the paper. Indeed, an ironic medium for a writer who devoted so many pages to the idea of eternity! Selected Bibliography Alazraki, Jaime. I: Retrospectiva-Presente-Futuro. Alfonso de Toro and Fernando de Toro. Borges, Jorge Luis. Donald A. Yates, James E. New York: New Directions Pub. Chiapini, Julio. Borges y la revista Sur. Rosario: Zeus Editora S. King, John. Boston: Lame Duck Books, Williamson, Edwin.
Borges, a Life. New York: Viking, Yates, Donald A. Jorge Luis Borges. Life, Work, and Criticism. Frederikton, N. All Rights Reserved.
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Bat Otras inquisiciones Borges is great at conveyin This guy writes for a completely different literary audience than mine. T I love two kinds of authors: What does it matter if it is this novel, or novelty, of science fiction? Inafter the fall of Juan Peron, whom borrges vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library. The same holds true for discussions of Walt Whitman and Miguel Cervantes. Classical literature, adventure novels, philosphy, obscure mystical tracts, half forgotten literary criticsm from the 19th century, absolutely everything is grist for his mill. For more on the Kabbalah, its symbolism, and its effect on literature see: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Thus the essay ends in this fashion:.
Yozragore Borges y la revista Sur. This guy writes for a completely different literary audience than mine. Do you learn anything? There are some gaps in his coverage, gaps that he did later fill in with books released in his 50s and 60s. So splendid a thesis, makes any fallacy committed by the author insignificant.
Start your review of Otras inquisiciones Write a review Shelves: spanish-american , kabbalah The Zohar for Beginners Jorge Luis Borgess fascination with the Kabbalah is self-attested and well known. He wrote two substantial pieces on the work and made frequent allusion to it in his themes and stories. I decided to try my hand at some Kabbalah-uncovering by re-reading Other Inquisitions And seeking of course does mean finding: In The Wall and the Books Borgess perennial and explicitly dialectical theme of revelation and concealment is combined with the theme of eternity. That which has been is that which shall be, and that which has been done is that which shall be done. That which has already been done and that which shall be done in the future is gradually being done in the present, constantly and frequently. Just as Borges says: the entire history of the cosmos in just a few metaphors.