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I apologize. It's not the first time I rudely leave a post unanswered or incite a discussion knowing that I lack the time (and often the knowledge) to participate in it. Add to it my difficulties with the English language. I'm looking for order in my activities, after some time of tasting other peoples worlds and ideologies. I don't regret it all, on the contrary, the sensation of "having been there" has been great and helpful to keep on walking. Something new to my private collection of references.

Sometimes a see Borges as a time machine and I think he travels as Nils Runeberg in this case. Borges is the heresiarch; he reveals with elegant logic the fragility of fixed ideas and historical interpretation of literary texts. And of course, how easily these can be manipulated and created as he proves in his five page experiment. This suggests that each person is a single "god" but also creators of gods.

From the Borges Dictionary I copy: "Runes were the characters of an early alphabet current in parts of northern Europe (Scandinavia in particular). The word is often used now to describe something secret and mysterious. Lab. 152 (122): the crosses which Borges defines as 'runic' are in fact wheeled crosses, the result of the fusion of Viking culture with Celtic Christianity. The wheel was a prominent symbol in early Norse mythology, where it represented the sun". Lab. 153 (122) Aleph 39, Brodie 98 (117) Brodie 148

Borges mentions for example in The Theologians: "En las montañas, la Rueda y la Serpiente habían desplazado a la Cruz". I just have the spanish version, excuse me Jorge Luis for my translation: "In the mountains, the Wheel and the Serpent had displaced the Cross".
I suspect Borges writes about the conflict between opposites, the war of the symbols, between primordial forms which in great deal define reality, thus, identities. He is, disguised as Nils Runeberg, a mountain, a circle, a cross and nothing. But still fighting.

Am I on track?

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Borges on Jesus and Judas 783 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 175 Briffits 01-Mar-04 23:52
A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 172 ananda 02-Mar-04 01:58
Re: A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 147 Briffits 02-Mar-04 08:54
Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 164 ananda 02-Mar-04 13:24
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 151 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 196 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 252 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 173 ananda 02-Mar-04 21:47
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 236 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 172 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 142 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 155 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 148 timewaster 04-Mar-04 03:29
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 155 ananda 04-Mar-04 12:52
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 165 Bent 04-Mar-04 16:43
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 135 ananda 04-Mar-04 17:03
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 160 Bent 04-Mar-04 17:14
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 194 ananda 04-Mar-04 18:09
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 238 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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