On Mysticism by Jorge Luis BorgesOn Mysticism by Jorge Luis Borges

On Mysticism

byJorge Luis BorgesEditorSuzanne Jill Levine, Maria Kodama

Paperback | June 29, 2010

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An unprecedented collection of the visionary Argentine writer’s meditations on the mystical realm
Jorge Luis Borges immersed himself and his readers in metaphysical fantasies—playing reason against faith, belief against logic. His profound knowledge of eastern religions was an endless source of inspiration for his writing. On Mysticism—edited by Borges’s widow, Maria Kodama—brings together a stunning group of prose pieces and poems that speak to this signature theme of his writing, from some of his most celebrated works to others that appear here in English for the first time. Together they yield valuable insights into the most ineffable dimension of his writing, illuminating the inimitable rewards of this literary visionary, a wisdom writer whose belief in the magic of words has made him beloved around the world. 

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1989 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publisher’s prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill...
Title:On MysticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143105698

ISBN - 13:9780143105695


Table of Contents

On Mysticism

Introduction by Maria Kodama
A Note on the Text

I. Borges the Mystic

• The Circular Ruins
• The Library of Babel
• Funes the Memorious
• The Aleph 
• The Zahir   
• The Writing of the God 
• The Simurgh and the Eagle  
• A New Refutation of Time
• Paradiso XXXI, 108 
• Epilogue to Dreamtigers
• Poem of the Gifts 
• Matthew XXV: 30 
• On Salvation by Deeds  
• Patio
II. Through the Looking Glass

• George Santayana
• Thomas Mann on Schopenhauer
• Berkeley’s Crossroads
• "The Tragic Everyday, The Blind Pilot, Words and Blood"
• Do You Believe in God?