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Hi ananda and Briffits (and all, as Kees gently puts):

I first tried to read Ficciones when I was 14. Uff, that was difficult; I was diheartened, but some kind of "force" remained from this experience. I often heard he was a genius, his short stories masterpieces, and 15 years later I dare again to browse his books. So as a fresh amateur I have not yet found any door to be unlocked, I'm still walking el Jardin de Senderos que se Bifurcan (the Garden of Forking Paths) :-).

My first impressions and what fascinates me is how he manages to create the illusion of while dissecting something at the same time reuniting it (Borges/Runeberg = a/gnostic). Like the rhythm of a timeless pulse. Transcending the dichotomies, he encourages the dynamics of conflicting forces, favouring motion which implies combating stagnation, that is, the perseveration (preservation) of ideologies. I can't deny that once in a while I feel he is on the search for something he sadly knows he's already found but as a realized multidimensional being, embraces this experience fully.

His works of combined art and intellect, emotional and rational, are inspiring generations of scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, artists, authors etc. A living memory that confirms that "intuition" does not trump the intellectual or viceversa. Those are just imposed limitations. In my opinion of course! :-)

I just found a site on Borges. It's Scandinavian, he he. Now I have to catch my train to Dresden where the other real life awaits (I'll be reading "La perpetua carrera de Aquiles y la tortuga" in the Zug).

[www.hum.au.dk]

Javier

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Borges on Jesus and Judas 783 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 176 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 148 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 152 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 197 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 253 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 237 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 173 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 143 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 157 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 149 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 166 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 239 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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