[Literature] Analysis on “The Gospel According to Mark” — Coffee with Andrea

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentinean writer, poet and essayist, who belonged to the Ultraist, and who used a dream-like world, a paradox of reality, to criticize and comment on then socio political situation of Argentina during the beginning of the XX century (Rodriguez Monegal). Borges is known for creating a complex intellectual landscape that, […] […]

[Literature] “Covered Mirrors,” a very short story by Jorge Luis Borges — Biblioklept

“Covered Mirrors” by Jorge Luis Borges Translated by Andrew Hurley Islam tells us that on the unappealable Day of Judgment, all who have perpetrated images of living things will reawaken with their works, and will be ordered to blow life into them, and they will fail, and they and their works will be cast into […] […]

[Audiobook] H. P. Lovecraft – A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

Bandcamp is not only a wonderful source for music from all over the world.  It’s also a great source for audiobooks, if you know what you’re looking for.  HorrorBabble seems to specialize in horror stories, and this particular one isn’t quite horrible, but is an early work by the American writer H. P. Lovecraft, well-read […]

[Literature] The Gift Of The Magi by O. Henry

A holiday classic by American author O. Henry, courtesy of Project Gutenberg: One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such […]

[Literature] A Mason & Dixon Christmastide (Thomas Pynchon) — Biblioklept

They discharge the Hands and leave off for the Winter. At Christmastide, the Tavern down the Road from Harlands’ opens its doors, and soon ev’ryone has come inside. Candles beam ev’rywhere. The Surveyors, knowing this year they’ll soon again be heading off in different Directions into America, stand nodding at each other across a Punch-bowl […] […]