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 - Rozonda - Goodreads
Absolutely wonderful book of essays. You end up feeling wiser and richer and completely in love with Borges' erudition. Read full review
Review: Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952User Review - Shaun - Goodreads
The Flower of Coleridge, The Creation of PHGosse, and The Bianthanatos are crucial essays. The Analytical Language of John Wilkins is the basis of an entire chapter of Weinberger's Everything is Miscellaneous. Read full review