Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952
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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Review: Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952User Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
Being impressed with Borges' erudition is easy (to get all of the literary and historical references here you'd have to have spent the last solid 20 years of your life reading, and widely), and one ... Read full review
Review: Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952User Review - Jeremy - Goodreads
Borges is always great for providing an intellectual recharge, for getting you excited about reading and thinking about reading, especially in his essays. Reading these, it's hard to not be ... Read full review