Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952: 1937-1952

Paperback | January 1, 1975

byJorge Luis BorgesTranslated byRuth L.C. Simms

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This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms. Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Whitman, Valéry, Wilde, Shaw, and Kafka. With extraordinary grace and erudition, he ranges in time, place, and subject from Omar Khayyam to Joseph Conrad, from ancient China to modern England, from world revolution to contemporary slang.

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This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.

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This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms. Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Whitman, Valéry, Wilde, Sha...

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This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1899, Jorge Borges was educated by an English governess and later studied in Europe. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he helped to found several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine Na...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:223 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.58 inPublished:January 1, 1975Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292760027

ISBN - 13:9780292760028

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Wall and the BooksPascal's SphereThe Flower of ColeridgeThe Dream of ColeridgeTime and J. W. DunneThe Creation and P. H. GosseDr. Américo Castro is AlarmedA Note on CarriegoOur Poor IndividualismQuevedoPartial Enchantments of the QuixoteNathaniel HawthorneNote on Walt WhitmanValéry as a SymbolThe Enigma of Edward FitzGeraldAbout Oscar WildeOn ChestertonThe First WellsThe BiathanatosPascalThe Meeting in a DreamThe Analytical Language of John WilkinsKafka and his PrecursorsAvatars of the TortoiseOn the Cult of BooksThe Nightingale of KeatsThe Mirror of the EnigmasTwo BooksA Comment on August 23, 1944About William Beckford's VathekAbout The Purple LandFrom Someone to NobodyForms of a LegendFrom Allegories to NovelsThe Innocence of LayamonFor Bernard ShawThe Modesty of HistoryNew Refutation of TimeEpilogueIndex

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This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.