Jorge Luis Borges On Writing Short Stories: El Zahir

Jorge Luis Borges On Writing Short Stories: El Zahir

Where Borges suggests a reading list. “Jorge Luis Borges by Grete Stern” by Grete Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899 – 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His most famous books, Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, animals, fictional writers, philosophy, religion and God.

Jorge Luis Borges - Sara Facio "Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read.

Borges arrodillado ante los libros, con los ojos de Sara Facio

"I can give you my loneliness, my darkness, the hunger of my heart. I am trying to bribe you with uncertainty, with danger, with defeat." Jorge L. Borges by Sara Facio

1976 Penguin Modern Classics edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths. Cover artwork shows details from a painting by Portocarrero, “La Havane”. Lui

Found yesterday in a favourite secondhand bookstore… 1976 Penguin Modern Classics edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths. Cover artwork shows details from a painting by Portocarrero, “La Havane”.

Jorge Luis Borges, uno de los autores más importantes del siglo XX, conocido sobretodo por sus complejos y extraordinarios libros de cuentos, sentado al lado de su gato.

The city of Palermo, Sicily has so many attractions it's mid blowing.

Jorge Luis Borges #frases

Jorge Luis Borges I always pictured that paradise must be some form of a library # INFJ

Jorge Luis Borges - Simplicité (Llaneza, 1923)

Jorge Luis Borges – Simplicité (Llaneza, 1923)

The father of all modern sci-fi & fantasy literature! One terrific author as an example of Hispanic Literature: FANTASTIC!

Borges and God by Jorge Luis Borges and Osvaldo Ferrari | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Jorge Luis Borges at the ruins of Selinunte, Sicily, 1984 - Ferdinando Scianna/Magnum Photos

Jorge Luis Borges listening to a shell, Palermo, 1984  Photo: Ferdinando Scianna/ Magnum Photos

Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet en translator Jorge Luis Borges listening to a shell, Palermo, 1984 Photo: Ferdinando Scianna/ Magnum Photos

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