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As a young man, he visited the frontier pampas where the boundaries of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil blurred, and lived and studied in Switzerland and Spain; in middle age he traveled through Argentina as a lecturer and, internationally, as a visiting professor; he continued to tour the world as he grew older, ending his life in Geneva where he had attended high school biifurcan never went to university.

A quick, but fascinating read. Instead, they lived in the then suburb of Palermo, famous for its knife-fights, where urban space gave way to the countryside.

A really cool short story that, for me, opened up after an english class. As his eyesight waned it came and went, with a struggle between advancing age and advances in eye surgeryhe increasingly focused on writing poetry, since he could memorize an entire work in progress.

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The Garden of Forking Paths – Wikipedia

During Christmas EveBorges suffered a severe head wound: The thing that gets me is the big numeral I at the beginning. He at last hits upon a desperate plan in order to achieve this. Jane Hise rated it really liked it Sep 06, The life of a reader can be as rich as any other life. Anyway, definitely worth the five minutes of your time if you’ve heard of this and haven’t read it. Julia Araoz rated it did not like it Jun 20, I was timid when I was young.


Join other followers. I think the book is worth buying even if just for those 8 pages alone. Both Maternal and Paternal sides of his family participated in Argentina war of Independence. Rather, they are the consistent expansion of a purely poetic consciousness to its furthest limits. As Borges matured, he came to a more nuanced attitude toward the poem.

I believe that this is death. He did, however, receive the Jerusalem Prize inawarded to writers who deal with themes of human freedom and society.

His poems embrace the same wide range of interests as his fiction, along with issues that emerge in his critical works and translations, and from more personal musings. However, he felt ashamed as he knew he would never be a soldier because was a bookish person and not a man of action. If Borges often focused on universal themes, he no less composed a substantial body of literature on themes from Argentine folklore, history, and current concerns.

Now other questions, and I hope I can answer them with fewer digressions, more concretely. Moreover, I was impressed by the author’s attention to details. After years of legal wrangling about the legality of the marriage, Kodama, as sole inheritor of a significant annual income, has control over his works. Together they wrote a number of works, some using pseudonyms H. His fellow employees forbade Borges from cataloging more than books per day, a task which would take him about one hour.


The story was interesting and was entertaining too. Slightly disturbing subject matter but fascinating in the way it discusses infinite possibility and parallel universes.

Ocampo herself introduced Borges to Adolfo Bioy Casares, another well-known figure of Argentine literature, who was to become a frequent collaborator and dear friend.

His output includes short stories, essays, poetry, literary criticism, and translations. The author started JL Borges was involved in the war, even before birth. In this story we learn of the power of decisions and the perspective that our lives fork out in multiple directions.

El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan

The brevity of Borges’ writing is found throughout this edition, but none more so than the fascinating The Garden of Forking Paths. Perhaps I was just in the proper headspace, but I liked this story a lot better this time around. Jorge Guillermo Borges was forced into early retirement from the legal profession owing to the same failing eyesight that would eventually afflict his son, and inthe family moved to Geneva.

These associations left him thinking great about the sacrifices in war.