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Attention Economy - August 26, 2023

Google celebrated Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges’ 112th birthday with a Doodle. [Source: CSMonitor.com] More here about Borges. Jorge Luis Borges: The man behind the Google Doodle - CSMonitor.com 082411 Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine writer, poet, and philosopher, earned … Continue reading

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Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man

If you love his writing, you must see Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man, a 47-minute documentary film directed by Philippe Molins. Via Ubuweb: “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. Watch/read more.”

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When Borges Signed David Franks’ Heart

In an NPR commentary, Andrei Codrescu remembers his friend David Franks, who died recently at age 61. This story stands out for its grand gesture and deaconal justice: At a reception for the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, David asked … Continue reading

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