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The blindness added a charm to his character. He looks like he's in touch with realities beyond ours.

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Almost anything by Borges. Just pick a story at random, none of them are longer than twenty pages.

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Only the lucky and the great ever have CAREERS as writers. The lucky are the ones who write something that hits on the cultural zeitgeist, which causes their work to sell like hotcakes. J.K. Rowling is the ur-example of this. The great are those who are truly transcendent, magnificent writers, and while some of them never achieve any fame or note in their lifetimes, a decent amount of them do sooner or later. Borges is a good example of this. It took him 30 years to achieve worldwide fame, but he did get there, and he lived pretty sweetly once he did.

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il/lit/erates,

I'm looking for some works written in Spanish that are accessible for someone with intermediate skill in the language. Basically, anything I can use to improve my Spanish language skills while still enjoying a work of some literary merit. Poetry, fairy tales, anything works.

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>>9049603
It's very Borgesian, really. Are you real? Am I real? Maybe neither of us is.

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What's your favorite Borges story, /lit/?

I've always liked "The Other."

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Assuming every reader approaches a text with a horizon of expectations* is every book necessarily written by Pierre Menard?

*a pre-conditioned attitude towards the text/reading the text furnished by ones socio-economic and spatio-temporal conditions (i.e. what kind of people your parents were, what sort of education you've had, what other texts you've read etc.)

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>tfw almost didnt read today
Books for this feel?

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Is he, dare I say it, our guy?

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How many books did he read? Do you think he subvocalized when he did?

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How can STEMcucks even compete?

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Borges, Sabato, Pessoa.

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Let's pretend we're Borges, and create books that don't exist.

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Has anyone ever been on a literary pilgrimage? Has anyone ever gone somewhere particularly linked to an author they love?

For example, I've always wanted to visit the national library in Buenos Aires, because it was so important to Borges. Something like that. Has anyone ever been to their favorite writer's special place, or to their favorite writer's grave?

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Is Borges the most /lit/ writer?
>autistic as fuck
>awkward with women
>contrarian as fuck
>all of his work is retarded fanfic meta wank and referencing completely obscure events and characters
>DUDE I'M SMARTER THAN YOU LMAO
>fuck fascism
>fuck communism
>fuck literally everything other than my own little snowflake mindset

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Where were you when it was objectively CONFIRMED that Borges is the Dark Souls of short stories?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaJb5juMiNY

(pay attention and you'll see a screencap of a /lit/ post claiming that metal gear solid 2 = pynchon. )

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Name an overrated Borges story and an underrated Borges story.

>Overrated
The Lottery of Babylon

>Underrated
The Double

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Writers of /lit/, have you ever experienced the kind of disassociation from your writerly side that Borges describes in "Borges and I"? Do you ever sometimes feel that you, the writer, are a kind of character that the 'real' you affects?

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>>7537276
>>7537295
Thank you, friend. This is what I was looking for.

What's everyone's favorite Borges story? Mine is probably "The Other."

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>>7511876
not him.

the "big" ones are Garden of Forking Paths, Library of Babel, Funes the Memorious (sometimes: Funes, His Memory).

i liked it all but it seems my memory of them has faded a bit or i would be able to help more.

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>>7463453
Buenos Aires is also Borges' city. It's probably the most literary city in South America, and one of the top three literary cities in the Western Hemisphere.

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>>7320843
The Immortal is one of my all-time favorite Borges works that I never see mentioned.

>>7321810
Funes is up there too, also strangely underrated on this board.

Other underrated favorites:
Theme of the Traitor and The Hero
The Secret Miracle
Deutsches Requiem
The Maker
The Witness
Ragnarok

The last two are prose poems, not "stories", but still wonderful and an interesting contrast to his usual stuff. Also, his essays are not to be passed over.

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Is it Jorge Luis, Borges, or Jorge, Luis Borges?

Fanks /lit/

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Favorite Borges story?

I love "The Other." Such an interesting story, and I think it's one of Borges' best in terms of pure prose style.



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