Ex Libris Kirkland

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Translator Andrew Hurley
First Written 1949
Genre Fiction
Origin Argentina
Publisher Penguin Classics
ISBN-10 0142437883
ISBN-13 978-0142437889
My Copy library paperback
First Read June 24, 2017

The Aleph and Other Stories

After the first ten pages of Borges, it was clear this was great. I don't know who translated this, but it felt like Nabokov's pleasantly stuffy complexity and faux history. Why do I have an affinity to Spanish writers that compares w my aversion to French writers?

Noted on July 14, 2017

There are many conjectures one might make about Droctulft's action; mine is the most economical; if it is not true as fact, it may nevertheless be true as symbol.

Quoted on July 14, 2017

He knew that in theology, there is no novelty without danger; then he reflected that the notion of circular time was too strange, too shocking, for the danger to be very serious. (The heresies we ought to fear are those that can be confused with orthodoxy.)

Quoted on July 14, 2017

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