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:
- 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)?
- 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)?
- 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”