[Literature] Jorge Luis Borges – You Learn

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, […]

[Art/Literature] Lot 51: Borges, Xul Solar, and the occult.

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.

[Literature] MH Abrams, Norton anthology founder, influential critic, dead at age 102

Meyer Howard Abrams, the legendary literary critic, teacher and founder of W. W. Norton and the Norton Anthology of English Literature, has passed on. The Guardian prints his obituary here.

[Literature] Disputed Shakespeare Play Is ‘Proven’ Genuine

News from The Bard, via ShortList: The play Double Falsehood – also known at The Distrest Lovers, was published in 1728 by the English writer and playwright Lewis Theobald, who claimed that his version was based on three manuscripts of an unnamed lost Shakespeare play. Subsequently, having initially rejected these claims of Shakespearean origin, some […]