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U B U W E B : Jorge Luis Borges

Tuesday May 09th 2006, 9:59 am

U B U W E B : Jorge Luis Borges

Although honors came late in life to Jorge Luis Borges, his unique worldview had begun to emerge even as a child. This program examines the life and literary career of the charismatic Argentine writer, as well as the thematic, symbolic, and mythological underpinnings of his works. Archival interviews with Borges; his mother, Leonor Acevedo de Borges; his second wife, Maria Kodama; and collaborator Adolfo Bioy Casares provide insights into the private Borges, while readings from “The Mirrors,” “Dreamtigers,” “The Plot,” “The South,” “The Aleph,” and other landmarks of Latin American fiction demonstrate his virtuosity as a transformer of experiences.

A video which I think is about Borges, but I haven’t watched it yet, which is why I’m blogging it, so I’ll remember to watch it later.


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