Other inquisitions, 1937-1952

By: Borges, Jorge Luis
Contributor(s): Simms, Ruth L. C [Translator]
Material type: TextTextSeries: The Texas pan AmericanPublisher: Austin University of Texas Press 1964Description: xviii, 205 p. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780292760028Subject(s): Literature | History - CriticismDDC classification: 809 Summary: This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms. Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Whitman, Valéry, Wilde, Shaw, and Kafka. With extraordinary grace and erudition, he ranges in time, place, and subject from Omar Khayyam to Joseph Conrad, from ancient China to modern England, from world revolution to contemporary slang. https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/boroth
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Originally published as Otras inquisiciones.

Table of contents:

Introduction
The Wall and the Books
Pascal's Sphere
The Flower of Coleridge
The Dream of Coleridge
Time and J. W. Dunne
The Creation and P. H. Gosse
Dr. Américo Castro is Alarmed
A Note on Carriego
Our Poor Individualism
Quevedo
Partial Enchantments of the Quixote
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Note on Walt Whitman
Valéry as a Symbol
The Enigma of Edward FitzGerald
About Oscar Wilde
On Chesterton
The First Wells
The Biathanatos
Pascal
The Meeting in a Dream
The Analytical Language of John Wilkins
Kafka and his Precursors
Avatars of the Tortoise
On the Cult of Books
The Nightingale of Keats
The Mirror of the Enigmas
Two Books
A Comment on August 23, 1944
About William Beckford's Vathek
About The Purple Land
From Someone to Nobody
Forms of a Legend
From Allegories to Novels
The Innocence of Layamon
For Bernard Shaw
The Modesty of History
New Refutation of Time
Epilogue
Index

This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms. Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Whitman, Valéry, Wilde, Shaw, and Kafka. With extraordinary grace and erudition, he ranges in time, place, and subject from Omar Khayyam to Joseph Conrad, from ancient China to modern England, from world revolution to contemporary slang.

https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/boroth

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