On what was to be our last night in Paris, Borges told me that, a few days earlier, he had attended a staging of Macbeth and that, in spite of the terrible performance, he had left the theatre 'shattered by tragic passion'. He looks at the world, but does not see it, and takes refuge within his own extraordinary mind.
Hitler is blindly collaborating with the inevitable armies that will annihilate him, as the metal vultures and the dragon which must have known that they were monsters collaborated, mysteriously, with Hercules. During his next phase, Borges gradually overcame his shyness in creating pure fiction.
Almost immediately, the spoils system was the rule of the day, as ideological critics of the ruling Partido Justicialista were fired from government jobs. His first volume of poetry, Passion for Buenos Aires Fervor de Buenos Aireswas published inand it also made somewhat of a name for him in Spain.
Unfortunately, it does not quite collect all the fiction, ignoring as it does Borges' collaborative efforts with Adolfo Bioy Casares -- an omission that can be accepted, but should be more fully explained or at least made note of.
In an interview with Burgin, Borges referred to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda as "a very fine poet" but a "very mean man" for unconditionally supporting the Soviet Union and demonizing the United States.
In Spain, Borges fell in with and became a member of the avant-gardeanti- Modernismo Ultraist literary movement, inspired by Guillaume Apollinaire and Filippo Tommaso Marinetticlose to the Imagists. His work can hold its own against that of previous translators, and the advantage of having all the fictions collected here outweighs what linguistic weaknesses there are to his efforts.
The concept of the library is often compared to Borel's dactylographic monkey theorem. Under the constant stimulus and example of his father, the young Borges from his earliest years recognized that he was destined for a literary career. Hurley has no ear for the rhythms of Borges's language.
No one, in the intimate depths of his being, can wish it to triumph. Not that the distancings aren't sometimes wonderful; none more so than in the celebrated "Borges and I," where distance is raised to a pitch of mournful affirmation. This period of crisis produced an important change in Borges.
The narrator notes that the library must contain all useful information, including predictions of the future, biographies of any person, and translations of every book in all languages.
The marriage lasted less than three years. Fairly detailed, it does, however, miss some significant points, including failing to mention publication of Borges' books in English translation surely of interest to readers of this volume. Every book in the library is "intelligible" if one decodes it correctly, simply because it can be decoded from any other book in the library using a third book as a one-time pad.
Pastor de Montmollin concluded, "It is not man who discovers the word, it is the Word that comes to him. Two American publishers have chosen to present the work of this rarely gifted man at the same time, and by an unlikely coincidence, which the author himself might have invented, they have chosen many of the same items.
The planet is overflowed by books containing all the possible permutations of letters. It also creates a temporary parallel universe and is able to shift a character between the parallel and the original.
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