24 August 2011

Happy 112 Birthday, Jorge Luis Borges

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."

"Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read."

"A book is more than a verbal structure or series of verbal structures; it is the dialogue it establishes with its reader and the intonation it imposes upon his voice and the changing and durable images it leaves in his memory. A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships."
Those words were written by Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine surrealist writer and poet (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986). He worked as director of the Biblioteca Nacional (National Public Library) and was professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. His work has been translated and published internationally.

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