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Jorge Luis Borges (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986)
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Jorge Luis Borges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Recognition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Borges: Garden of Forking Paths
of Jorge Luis Borges
Site of Paul M. Willenberg
Luis Borges Reviews by Evelyn C. Leeper.
[Note relation to uchronia /note alternate history]
Luis Borges – Miscelánea
[See also supplementary bibliography below]
Collected Ficciones of Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Andrew Hurley
Brodies Report by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Norman Thomas
[See inter alia Guayaquil]
Inquisitions: 1937-1952 by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Ruth L.
Introduction by James Irby (on this page)
"The Modesty of History" by Jorge Luis Borges (on this page)
Otras inquisiciones (1952)
Avatars of the Tortoise by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by J. E. I.
On the Cult of Books by Jorge Luis Borges
Stories and Summaries
Circular Ruins (Full Text)
The Library of Babel (Full Text)
Jorge Luis Borges Poems @ PoemHunter.com
Poems about Borges
Jorge Luis Borges: MENÚ DE POEMAS
by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by A.Z. Foreman,
with the original Spanish poem: text & sound file
Nostalgia for the Present by Jorge Luis Borges
'The Analytical Language of
John Wilkins' (originally 'El idioma analítico de John
Wilkins' ) by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Lilia Graciela Vázquez
Translated by Will Fitzgerald
Spanish original & English translation
Before Esperanto..., Jeremy's journal (READIN blog), 2 November 2009
Llull, Bruno, Borges, and the fourth dimension
Borges on Hinton
Charles Hinton and His Cubes by David Auerbach
to Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", by Jorge Luis Borges by Jorge
(trans. Captain Wilder; translation also plus additional comments son the Ray Bradbury site)
Bradbury, Borges, and the Future of Media by Austin Allen (Big Think)
by Jorge Luis Borges, poem in Spanish
PARÍS, 1856 (Borges poem about Heine in Spanish)
Paris, 1856 by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Robert Mezey
The Garden of Forking Paths by Jorge Luis Borges
The Secret Miracle by Jorge Luis Borges
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote by Jorge Luis Borges
Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote by Jorge Luis Borges
Pierre Menard, author of the Principia by Basileios Drolias
One Mans Opinion: Utopia of a Tired Man by Jorge Luis Borges, read by C. R. Stapor (Oct. 4, 2017)
I" / "Borges y Yo" by Jorge Luis Borges
Borges y Yo (Borges reads in Spanish [YouTube])
Translation in Labyrinths
Borges and I, Borges Y Yo (Antonios Sarhanis)
Witness" by Jorge Luis Borges
Translation by Andrew Hurley
Translation by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
Translation by Anthony Kerrigan
Translation by Mildred Boyer
Translation by Andras Corban Arthen
Dialogue About a Dialogue by Jorge Luis Borges
[Note: immortality & Macedonio Fernández]
Blindness (1977) by Jorge Luis Borges
The Art of Fiction by Jorge Luis Borges, interviewed by Ronald Christ (July 1966), The Paris Review, 1967
A Conversation With Jorge Luis Borges by Daniel Bourne (April 25, 1980) in Artful Dodge
“A New Refutation of Time” (1947) by Jorge Luis Borges
“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” by Jorge Luis Borges. In English and Spanish.
“The Aleph” ‘El Aleph’, 1945, by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Norman
Thomas Di Giovanni )
‘El Aleph’, 1945, by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
The Aleph (short story) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infinity: Borges & The Aleph
by Zachary McCune
and Potency: Borges' "El Aleph"
by Santiago Colas
"Wells and Borges and the Labyrinths of Time" by Robert M. Philmus, Science-Fiction Studies 10.4 (1974)
Bodying Forth the
Impossible: Metamorphosis, Mortality, and Aesthetics in the Works of Jorge Luis
by Heather Lisa Dubnick
The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel by William Goldbloom Bloch, Oxford University Press, 2008
Borges, Nietzsche, Cantor: Narratives of Influence by Gisle Selnes, Ciberletras 6
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pierre Menard (fictional character) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jorge Luis Borges Wished He Was an 'Israelite': A Poet's Abstract
Embrace of a People as a Literary Symbol
by Ilan Stavans
The Jewish Daily Forward, August 6, 1999
(Review of The Lesson of the Master by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni)
by Kimberly Brown
Janus Head, Summer 2005 | 8.1
Eternal Engine by Wayne Clements
[on Llull, Swift, Borges, & computer-generated writing]
and "Network", Reconsidered
by Florian Cramer
Words Made Flesh:
Code, Culture, Imagination (2005)
by Florian Cramer
Literary Philosophers: Borges, Calvino, Eco, edited by Jorge J. E. Gracia, Carolyn Korsmeyer, Rodolphe Gasché. New York: Routledge, 2002. Contents. See also excerpt from Zamora.
Carolyn Korsmeyer, Literary Philosophers: Introductory Remarks, pp. 1-13.
Deborah Knight, Intersections: Philosophy and Literature, or Why Ethical Criticism Prefers Realism, pp. 15-26.
Irwin, William. Philosophy and the Philosophical, Literature and the Literary, Borges and the Labyrinthine , pp. 27-45.
Lois Parkinson Zamora, “Borges’s Monsters: Unnatural Wholes and the Transformation of Genre,” pp. 47-84.
Jorge J. E. Gracia, Borgess Pierre Menard: Philosophy or Literature?, pp. 85-107. Expanded & revised version of original journal article (see below).
Anthony J. Cascardi, Mimesis and Modernism: The Case of Jorge Luis Borges, pp. 109-127.
Elizabeth Millán-Zaibert, A Method for the New Millennium: Calvino and Irony, pp. 129-148.
Henry Sussman, The Writing of the System: Borgess Library and Calvinos Traffic, pp. 149-164.
Rocco Capozzi, Knowledge and Cognitive Practices in Ecos Labyrinths of Intertextuality, pp. 165-184.
Wladimir Krysinski, Borges, Calvino, Eco: The Philosophies of Metafiction, pp. 185-204.
Ermanno Bencivenga, Philosophy and Literature in Calvinos Tales, pp. 205-221.
Notes on Contributors
Borgess Pierre Menard: Philosophy or Literature? by Jorge J. E. Gracia, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 59, no. 1, Winter 2001, pp. 45-57. See also my review: Borges Revisited (10): Pierre Menard: Philosophy or Literature?.
“Borges’ Ironic Metaphysics: The Way of the Same and the Way of Ts’ui Pen” by Hugo Moreno.
See also abstract by R. Dumain.
The Writing of Forking Paths: Borges, Calvino, and Postmodern Models of Writing, by Floyd Merrell, Variaciones Borges 3, 1997, pp. 56-68.
by Liberato Santoro-Brienza
Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 3 (2006). (Special issue: Borges escritor del siglo XXI)
by Bruno Bosteels
Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies 3 (2006): 23-31. (Special issue: Borges escritor del siglo XXI)
The Truth Is In the Making: Borges and Pragmatism BNET
by Bruno Bosteels
The Romanic Review 98.2-3 (2007): 135-151
Luis Borges and WJ
by Jaime Nubiola
Streams of William James, Volume 1, Issue 3, Winter 2000
and Borges Again: The Riddle of the Correspondence with Macedonio
by Jaime Nubiola
Streams of William James, Volume 3, Issue 2, Fall 2001
Fernández: The Man Who Invented Borges
Essay by Marcelo Ballvé
Everything Exist to End up in a Book? Mallarmé and the Aftermath”
by Nadežda Čačinovič
the Apologist for Idealism
Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts, August 10-15, 1998
Cantor: Narratives of Influence
With Infinity: The Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
in his parallel universes
by Niven Kumar
The Galilean Library, 2007
but Not Gone
by Eric Benson
Guernica, July 2011
Philosophy in Borges: Fallibility, Liberal Anarchism And Civic Ethics”
by Alejandra Salinas
Borges, Courage, and Will by Carter Wheelock
Jorge Luis Borges: Can a great writer be blind to the world around him? by Clive James
A Magyar Meditation on Masters, Maori and Meaning
by Patricia Fox
Variaciones Borges 4 (1997) p. 154-169
(Note Géza Ottlik, James Baldwin)
Norman Thomas di Giovanni
Professor of Spanish Literature, Cornell University
"Borges, Ethics, Politics," lecture, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2006
Jorge Luis Borges @ Ĝirafo
Spinoza - Spinozo - Jorge Luis Borges - English and Esperanto; English translation by Richard Howard & César Rennert, Esperanto translation by Julius Balbin; recited by / deklamis R. Dumain, Music by / muziko de Bosques de mi Mente (YouTube)
Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man
Jorge Luis Borges en Esperanto
La Biblioteko di Babel da Jorge Luis Borges, tradukita da James
Chandler [in Ido]
ĉe retejo International Auxiliary Languages de James Chandler:
interlanguages.net (aktuala retejo) aŭ reocities (malnova retejo)
Selected Non-fictions: Table of Contents by Jorge Luis Borges; Eliot Weinberger (ed.,tr.), Esther Allen (tr.), Suzanne Jill Levine (tr.)
"The Congress" by Jorge Luis Borges, , translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
“Guayaquil” by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
"Spinoza" poem by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Richard Howard & César Rennert
Spinoza by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Richard Howard & César Rennert, with Esperanto translation by Julius Balbin, recited by / deklamis / Ralph Dumain (sound file / sonregistraĵo)
“Spinoza” by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Yirmiyahu Yovel
"Baruch Spinoza" — poem by Jorge Luis Borges
"Descartes" by Jorge Luis Borges
"James Joyce" (poem) by Jorge Luis Borges
"Invocation to Joyce" by Jorge Luis Borges
“Karel Čapek” [obituary in Spanish] by Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges sobre Olaf Stapledon [reviews in Spanish from El Hogar & Sur (1937-40) & 1965 foreword]
Nota Preliminar (1945) de Jorge Luis Borges, prefacio de / preface to Pragmatismo [Pragmatism] de William James
Congress” by Jorge Luis Borges: Observations and Questions
by Ralph Dumain
Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges: Observations and Questions
by Ralph Dumain
“Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” by Jorge
by Ralph Dumain
Idealism: I Dream Too Much
by Ralph Dumain
Borges blog entries [start in old blog]
Borges (1): “Borges, Politics and Ethics” lecture by Dr. Bruno Bosteels
Borges Revisited (2)
Borges Revisited (3): “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote”
Borges Revisited (4): The Book of Sand
Borges Revisited (5): The Book of Sand (continued)
Borges Revisited (6): More Fictions
Borges Revisited (7): More Poems Online
Borges Revisited (8): Still More Poems
Borges Revisited (9): Essays
Borges Revisited (10): ‘Pierre Menard’: Philosophy or Literature?
Borges Revisited (11): More Essays: Lectures & Prologues
Borges Revisited (12): New Refutation of Time
Borges en Esperanto
Borges Revisited (14) [in new blog]
Witold Gombrowicz confronts (Polish) provincialism
Witold Gombrowicz on Jorge Luis Borges
Stanislaw Lem on Jorge Luis Borges (Borges 16)
Stanislaw Lem on Borges & genre
Review: Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by R. Dumain
An Ars Poetica? (excerpts) by Sergio Pitol
René Magritte à propos de Jorge Luis Borgès
Borges, Magritte, & Escher by Ralph Dumain
"Philosophy and Literature: Relationships of Genres and the Frontiers of Thought" by Ralph Dumain
Literary Theory, Philosophy, Genre, Borges et al Revisited by R. Dumain
Walter Benjamin and Ars Combinatoria by Ralph Dumain
A Taxonomy of Surreal Taxonomists by Prentiss Riddle
Borges’s Monsters & Ars Combinatoria
by Lois Parkinson Zamora
(excerpt from “Borges’s Monsters: Unnatural Wholes and the Transformation of Genre”)
Monsters of Enlightened Reason (excerpts: Borges & philosophical languages) by Malcolm K. Read
The Ideal Revolution: Romanticism and Its Legacy: V (Macedonio Fernández) by Malcolm K. Read
The Cyclical Night: Irony in James Joyce and Jorge Luis Borges by L. A. Murrilo
Engels (& Borges) on Carlyle
Macedonio: Selected Writings in Translation
From “Prologue to the Never-Seen” by Macedonio Fernández
The First Good Meta-Novel? by Ralph Dumain
Theoretical Fables: Conclusions (Excerpt) by Alicia Borinsky
Gustav Spiller Against the Fourth Dimension
"Popes, Kings & Cultural Studies:
Placing the commitment to non-disciplinarity in historical context"
by Karl Maton
Definition of ’Pataphysics by Alfred Jarry
Géza OTTLIK (1912 - 1990) Study Guide & Bibliography
Robert Zend (Hungarian-Canadian writer, 1929-1985): Dedications, Works, Links
Ways of Thinking (artificial intelligence, cognitive science, Hungarian literature) by László Mérő
On the General Characteristic by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Leibniz on the Universal Characteristic
The Fantastic in Literature (excerpts) by Eric S. Rabkin
Jorge Luis Borges & Lucien Goldmanns Genetic Structuralism
Ars Combinatoria Study Guide
Philosophical and Universal Languages, 1600-1800, and Related Themes: Selected Bibliography
Ramon Llull & His Influence: Select Bibliography & Web Guide
Leibniz & Ideology: Selected Bibliography
Irony in Philosophy, Romanticism, and Criticism: Selected Bibliography
Reflexivity & Situatedness Study Guide
Philosophical Style: Selected Bibliography
Gary Saul Morson: Genre, Utopia, Sideshadowing, Tempics, Prosaics, Parody, Misanthropology, Philosophy, Literary Theory, Borges: Select Bibliography
Italo Calvino: A Select Bibliography
Surrealism: Selected Links
Stéphane Mallarmé, Grand Oeuvre, Le Livre: Selected Resources in English
James Joyce: Special Topics: Bibliography, Links, Quotes
Exotica, Curiosa, Crankery, Hoaxes, Cultural & Intellectual Arcana: Selected Web Guide & Bibliography
Science Fiction & Utopia Research Resources: A Selective Work in Progress
Sciencfikcio & Utopia Literaturo en Esperanto / Science Fiction & Utopian Literature in Esperanto: Gvidilo / A Guide
Borges, Jorge Luis. E. S. Pankhurst, Delphos, or the Future of the International Language [review] (1939), in Selected Non-Fictions, edited by Eliot Weinberger; translated by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger (New York: Viking, 1999), pp. 194-195.
Borges takes up artificial language in later essays and stories. Projects, languages and figures mentioned here are: John Wilkins, Letellier, Volapük (Schleyer), Esperanto, Neutral Idiom, Interlingua (Peano), Dr. Henry Sweet, with a sample sentence in Idiom Neutral.
Borges, Jorge Luis. For Bernard Shaw / A Note on (toward) Bernard Shaw; in Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952, translated by Ruth L. C. Simms, introduction by James E. Irby (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964), pp. 163-166.
Borges, Jorge Luis. Miscelánea. Barcelona: Mondadori-DeBols!llo, 2011.
Collected reviews and essays, many not available in English translation. Note e.g. reviews of Karel Čapek, Christopher Caudwell, Jack Lindsay, Olaf Stapledon, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes. See also:
Jorge Luis Borges – Miscelánea
Borges, Jorge Luis. Ramón Llulls Thinking Machine (1937), in Selected Non-Fictions, edited by Eliot Weinberger; translated by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger (New York: Viking, 1999), pp. 155-159.
Borges assesses Llull's thinking machine (composed of movable disks enabling myriad combinations of elementary ideas) useless, an absurdity for philosophical purposes but perhaps useful as a literary device. Borges adduces two diagrams, the first a diagram of divine attributes, the second, of Llull's thinking machine. It unworkability is illustrated by Borges using one of his favorite symbols, a tiger. The device is ridiculed in Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Of the first diagram, Borges suggests that the theological subject matter would not be rewarding today.
We now know that the concepts of goodness, greatness, wisdom, power, and glory are incapable of engendering an appreciable revelation. We (who are basically no less naive than Llull) would load the machine differently, no doubt with the words Entropy, Time, Electrons, Potential Energy, Fourth Dimension, Relativity, Protons, Einstein. Or with Surplus Value, Proletariat, Capitalism, Class Struggle, Dialectical Materialism, Engels. 
Borinsky, Alicia. Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993. See especially chapters 1: An Apprenticeship in Reading: Macedonio Fernández, pp. 1-16; 2: Taming the Reader: Jorge Luis Borges, pp. 17-33. See also Theoretical Fables: Conclusions (Excerpt).
The Cardinal Points of Borges, edited by Lowell Dunham and Ivar Ivask. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. (Special issue of Books Abroad)
Table of Contents:
- Introduction by Lowell Dunham and Ivar Ivask (BA, p. 383)
- Browning resuelve ser poeta, by Jorge Luis Borges (BA, p. 384)
- Browning decides to be a poet, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni (BA, p. 385)
- Encyclopaedia Britannica, by Jorge Guillén (BA, p. 386)
- Humilde irrealidad, by Jorge Guillén (BA, pp. 386-387)
- “Elogio de la sombra”, by Jorge Guillén (BA, p. 387)
- A modest proposal for the criticism of Borges, by Ronald Christ (BA, pp. 388-398)
- In the labyrinth, by Emir Rodríguez Monegal (BA, pp. 398-403)
- The Four Cardinal Points of Borges, by Donald A. Yates
- Borges and the Idea of Utopia, by James E. Irby
- Oxymoronic structure in Borges’ essays, by Jaime Alazraki
- The visible work of Macedonio Fernández, by John C. Murchison (BA, pp. 427-434)
- At work with Borges, by Norman Thomas di Giovanni (BA, pp. 434-444)
- Appendix: Pedro Salvadores, by Jorge Luis Borges, translation by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
- Borges in Oklahoma 1969, by Ivar Ivask, Spanish translation by Manuel Mantero (The Editor Parenthesizes, BA, p. 445)
- Toward a Bibliography on Jorge Luis Borges (1923-1969), by Robert L. Fiore (pp. 83-105; BA, pp. 446-466)
- Jorge Luis Borges: selected bibliography, by Thomas E. Lyon (pp. 107-109; BA, pp. 467-469)
- Jorge Luis Borges in Books Abroad (1936-71), by Ivar Ivask (1936-1970, BA, pp. 111-112)
- Notes on Contributors
Illustrations (in book):
- Jorge Luis Borges: A Portrait by Lütfi Özkök (frontispiece)
- Facsimile page from Borges manuscript [Nota Sobre The Purple Land] ( x)
- Borges and Lowell Dunham; Borges and Norman Thomas di Giovanni; University of Oklahoma, December, 1969 (63 and 65)
- Jorge Luis Borges; University of Oklahoma, December, 1969 (81)
King, John. Sur: A Study of the Argentine Literary Journal and Its Role in the Development of a Culture, 1931-1970. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
King, John. “Towards a Reading of the Argentine Literary Magazine Sur,” Latin American Research Review, vol. 16, no. 2 (1981), pp. 57-78.
Lem, Stanislaw. Unitas Oppositorum: The Prose of Jorge Luis Borges, in Microworlds: Writings on Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Franz Rottensteiner (New York: Harvest / HBJ, 1986), pp. 233-242. See also Stanislaw Lem on Jorge Luis Borges (Borges 16).
Ogden, Thomas H. Borges and the Art of Mourning, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10 (1): 65–88, 2000. Full text available to subscribers at Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing. Also in Conversations at the Frontier of Dreaming, partly readable at Google books.
Stavans, Ilan. Borges and the Future, Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, March 1990, pp. 77-83. Abstract only. Full text at JSTOR. On Lem on Borges.
Thinking with Borges, edited by William Egginton and David E. Johnson, editors. Aurora, CO: Davies Group, Publishers, 2009.
Borges, Jorge Luis. [Review:] “Jack Lindsay, A Short History of Culture. Victor Gollancz”; Sur [Buenos Aires], Ańo IX, nş 60, septiembre, 1939, pp. 66-67; also in Borges en Sur (1931-1980); reprinted in Borges, Miscelánea (Barcelona: Mondadori-DeBols!llo, 2011), pp. 575-76.
Borges, Jorge Luis. [Review:] “Studies in a Dying Culture, de Christopher Caudwell”; El Hogar, 24 Feb. 1939; reprinted in Borges, Miscelánea (Barcelona: Mondadori-DeBols!llo, 2011), p. 1042.
Duayer, Mario. "Unlikely Afffinities: J. L. Borges, Kuhn, Lakatos and Ontological Critique," in Georg Lukács and the Possibility of Critical Social Ontology, edited by Michael J. Thompson (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2020), pp. 267-288.
Franco, Jean. The Utopia of a Tired Man, Social Text, no. 4, Autumn, 1981, pp. 52-78.
Johnson, Matt. Menos documental que imaginativo: Althusserianism and the Rehabilitation of Borges on the Argentine Left, Variaciones Borges 47, April 2019.
Matamoro, Blas. Jorge Luis Borges o el juego trascendente, preface by Juan José Sebreli. Buenos Aires: A. Peña Lillo, 1971.
Macherey, Pierre. Theory of Literary Production, translated from the French by Geoffrey Wall, with a new introduction by Terry Eagleton and a new afterword by the author. London; New York: Routledge, 2006 (1978, orig. French 1966). See Chapter 22: Borges and the Fictive Narrative, pp. 278-287.
Read, Malcolm K. Jorge Luis Borges and His Predecessors, Or, Notes Towards a Materialist History of Linguistic Idealism. Chapel Hill: U.N.C. Dept. of Romance Languages, 1993. (North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages & Literatures; 242). See also:
Chapter III: Monsters of Enlightened Reason (excerpts: Borges & philosophical languages)
Chapter IV: The Ideal Revolution: Romanticism and Its Legacy: section V (Macedonio Fernández)
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