Borges Readings

Wed 9/21: Borges “Funus Memorius” and “The Circular Ruins”

Fri 9/23: “The Secret Miracle” and “The Form of the Sword”

Borges Takeaway – Questions that will echo through future works:

  1. How do we find meaning in a seemingly chaotic and ever-changing universe (keep in mind his phrases the “Divine Disorder” (of Angels, not chess players)?
  1. How much of our reality is created by our ideas, thoughts and dreams? How much do we change reality through language (personal and social fictions)?
  1. What is our strange interface to Reality through language? What role do memories play in forming our identities?

Recall Nietzsche – “Hanging in dreams on the back of a tiger”


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