Jaynes Your Way

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Pleasure Island

30 June, 2010

There are few writers that are as intellectually intimidating and yet at the same time utterly sublime as Jorge Luis Borges's. I am a fairly late comer to his works, but I am a fan. The NYTime's ran an essay over the weekend that adequately describes Borges's genius.

Time, eternity, infinity and dreams--- these are the only subjects commensurate to the passions of this quiet man who lived in Buenos Aires and in  Geneva, though mostly in the vast nutshell of his own mind.  -- NYTimes

If you're going to delve in to Borges start with his short story "The Library of Babel,"  which is in the collection of his short works entitled Ficciones. Next move to "The Garden of the Forking Path."


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