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Jorge Luis Borges

11 Quotes To Remember Jorge Luis Borges On His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices

One of the most unique literary figures of the twentieth century, Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on this day in 1899. As a ...

Zibaldone

Francis Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

John Stuart Mill was a prodigy who had learned Greek by the time he was three. Another less known prodigy was the l9th century Italian poet Giacomo L...

The Digital Faust

Francis Levy | Posted 10.23.2013 | Technology
Francis Levy

In an article in Foreign Affairs ("The Rise of Big Data," May/June 2013), Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger make the following comment, "I...

8 Amazing Latino Authors

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Our passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide...

When You Can't Read the Original, There's Always.... In Translation

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What (and how much) gets lost in translation? How does the translator operate the difficult task of rendering an author's words and stylistic choices into often completely different languages?

Celebrating Our Favorite Hispanic Poets for National Poetry Month

Posted 04.08.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of National Poetry Month, we want to remember some of our favorite poets -- pioneers who experimented with their craft, who broke the rules a...

A King Reclaiming His Kingdom: The Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Henry Freeman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Henry Freeman

Reading The Aleph is a bit like diving into Paulo Coelho's eyes and getting to know him better.

Barney Rosset U.

William O'Rourke | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
William O'Rourke

Upon his recent death, I realized I had matriculated in the Barney Rosset School of Literature. Publishers played a unique role for the '60s. They set the curriculum for a generation of curious and avaricious readers such as myself.

Anthems, World Changers and Western Teleports: Chatting With Naughty By Nature, John Medeski and Emperor X

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Google Doodle Honors A 'Magical' Mind

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

Google on August 24 transformed its home page logo in honor of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899 - 1986), who would have turned 112 on that d...

Libraries And The Architecture Of Public Space

Carla Leitao | Posted 08.22.2011 | Arts
Carla Leitao

This is the opening article of a series of articles (3), which aim to look at libraries and the landscapes they are a part of and help build. Though a...

WATCH: Hospital Ships On Lawrence, Kansas And Jorge Luis Borges

Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

Hospital Ships is Jordan Geiger. Jordan Geiger, as a man, is upbeat and introspective. He has been a stalwart of the Lawrence, Kan., music scene for t...

Portraits Of Authors In Their Own Words

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

People say that the lines in your face are representative of the life you’ve led – as in, love your laugh lines because clearly you’ve had a goo...

WATCH Bill Maher: Nobel Committee Must Rename The Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In the wake of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa's Nobel Prize in literature, "Real Time"'s Bill Maher has a new rule: The prize committee must chang...

Nobel Prize Snubs In Literature

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since 1901, the Nobel Committee has honored outstanding individuals in the fields of science, peace and literature with a medal, personal diploma, cas...

Who Was Borges's Literary Idol?

The New York Times | RIVKA GALCHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

More than any other 20th-century figure, Borges is the one designated -- and often dismissed as -- the Platonic ideal of Writer. His outrageous intell...

Milorad Pavic Dead: Serbian Author Wrote Non-Traditional, Inventive Novels

The New York Times | MARGALIT FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Milorad Pavic, an internationally prominent Serbian writer whose novels upended the traditional relationship between reader and text, taking the form ...

Catty on a Hot Tin Roof

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

Edmund White's City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960's and 70's reveals an unabashedly ambitious artist coming to terms with free love and gay liberation. It could be called Gay Sex in the City.

Some Poetic Advice for a Love-Struck Governor

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (and who can resist an Argentine) once wrote: If I could live again my life, In the next - I'll try, - t...