Jorge Luis Borges (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986)
I do hope he felt that he had made some achievements of his own. Some very big achievements. And I like his attitude.
Oh, Borges did neither lack of self-consciousness nor of amour propre. I could "admire" him more, had he not been an admirer of Pinochet.Another example for that an extraordinary writer can also be a lousy character.
Nice book :)
Well, actually there are five books.
I've not read any Borges but, as a new reader to these pages, I've just noticed your donkey! And working back a few pages I see he's a motif, so curiosity has sent me back through the archives to find whence he came and for what reason but circa B&B IX-ish I've been diverted back here to say that I see you have read the Lawrence Norfolk fabulousness known as "In the Shape of a Boar". You have reminded me to pull it out to go back on the pile of to-be-reads.
Ha, Lady Pipistrello, not sure when, but it took a while until my donkey appeared. Has something to do with Don QuiScottie & Seanso Panza. But that's a story as long as story about the seal, and the story about the seal is very long a story. ;-) As for the Norfolk: I thought they fitted well together, the boar on the bottle and the one on the cover. And it is lovely to learn the book made it on your very pile.
Thats Boro - he comes and goes, not sure if there is any symbolic significance. I only know because I asked the same question.
A labyrinth his brain. But whose isn't?