Jorge Luis Borges ~ The New Yorker


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It’s no mistake that one of Jorge Luis Borges’s books is titled “Labyrinths.” His metaphysical stories lead the reader through an intricate maze of ideas, images, history, philosophy, and fantasy from which there are either many possible exits or none. More than two dozen stories by Borges, who died in 1986, at age eighty-six, were published in The New Yorker, most of them in the decade from 1967 to 1977.

Selected Stories

The view of a forest landscape seen through a fisheye lens

Three Stories

“He understood that one destiny is no better than another but that every man should revere the destiny he bears within him.”

A photo of an old fashioned phone with an image of a Renaissanceera man and woman kissing.

Shakespeare’s Memory

“A man’s memory is not a summation; it is a chaos of vague possibilities.”

Study for figure of Christ in Leonardos “The Last Supper.”

The Gospel According to Mark

“Espinosa understood what awaited him on the other side of the door.”

Mohsin Hamid Reads Jorge Luis Borges

One thought on “Jorge Luis Borges ~ The New Yorker

  1. gracias a dios , usted vuelve. mas Roberrr.

    On Fri, Nov 18, 2022 at 16:43 The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō’bear

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