Thanks kindly to HelloPoetry for posting this originally: You Learn (by Jorge Luis Borges) The poverty of yesterday was less squalid than the poverty we purchase with our industry today. Fortunes were smaller then as well. (The Elderly Lady) After a while you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul, …
Elizabeth Hyde Stevens of Long Reads writes a rather interesting essay on Argentina’s greatest gift to literature (and my personal favorite author), Jorge Luis Borges, and his relationship with money.
César Chelala writes a charming reminiscence of the legendary Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges for The Globalist.
It’s good to hear people take a crack at reading works by Jorge Luis Borges. This one is my favorite.
Youtube provides some of the most amazing treasures… For those of you who are comfortable with Castilian Spanish, this is the final interview conducted by Argentine fabulist Jorge Luis Borges. The host, Raul Burzaco, completed this for ATC Studios in June of 1985. Two legends speaking.
Those who know me well will know that I’ll crow on happily about my favorite writer, Jorge Luis Borges. The Paris Review’s Maria Bustillos pens an article on the erstwhile writer, his Argentine, friend and countryman, Surrealist painter Xul Solar, and their interest in the occult.
The ever-brilliant Jorge Luis Borges, even from the grave, will make you broke looking for incredible books to read.
I’m ambivalent towards soccer. As a kid, I supported a few teams (namely Celta Vigo and Cruz Azul), but never felt the raging support some comrades who love ‘the beautiful game’ felt for their teams. It was no big deal to me, just something fun to watch. Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, who witnessed fascism …
This video sums up precisely the raison d’etre of this website and blog. William F. Buckley, Jr., intellectual giant of the Conservative movement, interviewing perhaps the most important write of the 20th Century (at least in my estimation), Jorge Luis Borges. One couldn’t ask for a better pairing.
Michael Greenberg of The New York Review of Books writes on the ever-magnificent Jorge Luis Borges and his fascination with blades, that most macho piece of fighting machinery, and what it meant to his vision of criollo Argentina. The book reviewed is Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature by Jorge Luis Borges, edited by …