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El libro de arena

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Ry I shall never share again I am now its only delegate It is true that all mankind are delegates that there is not a soul on the planet who is not a delegate yet I am a member of the Congress in another way I know I am that is what makes me different rom all my innumerable colleagues present and uture It is true that on February 7 1904 we swore by all that s sacred is there anything on earth that is sacred or anything that s not that we would never reveal the story of the Congress but it is no less true that the act that I am now a perjurer is also part of the Congress That statement is unclear but it may serve to piue my eventual readers curiosity The idea of a world congress presenting the delegations and interests of all humankind turned out to be too absurd because the world congress of this kind can only be the world itself It was a clothbound octavo volume that had clearly passed through many hands I examined it the unusual heft of it surprised me On the spine was printed Holy Writ and then Bombay I opened it at random The characters were unfamiliar to me The pages which seemed worn and badly set were printed in double columns like a Bible The text was cramped and composed into versiclesAt the upper corner of each page were #Arabic numerals I was struck by an odd act the even numbered page would carry the number 40514 #numerals I was struck by an odd Song of the Forest fact the even numbered page would carry the number 40514 us say while the odd numbered page thatollowed it would be 9991 turned the page the next page bore an eight digit number It also bore a small illustration like those one sees in dictionaries an anchor drawn in pen and ink as though by the unskilled hand of a child And The Book of Sand the infinite book in an unknown language which never could be read to the end how about it Well I open a reader on my computer and every time there is a different book and I will never read them all While I did enjoy a couple of these stories or the most part I was left eeling uite bored by this collection I don t know if it s because I was reading in French which isn t my A Constellation of Vital Phenomena first language or because the book is a translation and the magic got lost in translation either one is entirely possible I am still glad I read it though it s something I never would have read before and I m enjoying pushing my reading comfort zone a bit In this short story you canind a Scotsman a discussion on bibliophilism and on a not very amous but known to every reader eeling that some books take over your soul I had books like the book of
Sand In My Life 
in my life I had to stop Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights for a period They took over too much of my imagination and of my life too if I m honest I loved those books andelt sad when I Still Life with Chickens finished it This story is about theseeelings You should read it It s so small And so significant it could only be the seminal work of Jorge Luis Borges He s a gem 5 stars. Mis textos tuviera ue rescatar uno solo rescataría creo El Congreso ue es a la vez el más autobiográfico el ue prodiga más los recuerdos у el más antásti.
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Is is what I ind #Most Immediately Appealing About Borges #immediately appealing about Borges can not only read and enjoy his stories but see them detect their various scents Paradox Bound feel the ambient temperature of the room hear the distant inconseuential noises inside them He manages to use a light hand to paint great detailUnlike the compilation Labyrinths with its pockets of occasionally dense hinting at impenetrable storylines The Book of Sandinds Borges wholly in his later years the retired Gentleman spinning antastical tales of dreamlike scenarios involving a dozen different manifestations of the aging author looking back on love nightmares hallucinations goals both met and shamefully orgotten and literary and spiritual worlds invoked At Various Points Throughout His Conscious Awareness Of Points Throughout His Conscious Awareness Of Favorite various points throughout his conscious awareness Of my STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare favorite in the collection the majority were arguably a little bit Lynchian in their not uite placeable eeriness Inact both There Are More Things with its surreal and terrifyingly barren setting and A Weary Man s Utopia with its spooky ooky wise man rozen in time are downright Black Lodge y in the best of waysAnother gems is The Other which deals with a young Borges coming ace to Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays face with the older version of himself or vice versa or both or who is really the conscious one here and is now actually now or some other time etc You know Borges stuff Others deal with sacred manuscripts and elusive texts secret or alien societies rare artifacts with magical powers mythologies re embraced and mutated High Literature dead languagesyou know other Borges stuff Ulrikke is a gorgeous ode to both theleeting nature of passion and the echoing impact people can have on you through even brief entanglements or maybe it s just Borges trying to romanticize one night stands and was probably the most emotionally potent Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All for little old me personally as someone who has lost a lot of people over the years in a number of ways I think there is something hereor everyone though assuming they have even the tiniest bit of imagination and human emotions Book not What a Lass Wants for robotA short visceral and subconscious strumming collection Even if you don t like the stories you ll definitely at least be able to smell them and they may continue to sneak into your head at nightor some time afterward By The Book of Sand Jorge Luis Borges continues his lifelong trek through the paradoxical land of human mindIn The Other he meets himself in person but his doppelganger is younger and they have a grand intellectual discussion Well I too meet myself every day in the mirror but so ar we have no conversations God orefend I Mexican Hooker find my sadness over the death of that man who most emphatically was never myriend to be curiously stubborn I know that I am alone I am the world s only custodian of the memory of that geste that was the Congress a memo. Wells la conjunción del estilo llano a veces casi oral у de un argumento imposible El propio autor reconoce la singularidad de uno de estos relatos Si de todos. Aesthetic experience is extraordinary in the sense That It Is Always Ours Alone Uniuely it is always ours alone uniuely And some #Aesthetic Experiences Hit Us Right #experiences hit us right the eyes with a knockout punch these are encounters we will never orget One such encounter was my reading this collection of stories by Jorge Luis Borges some thirty years ago The images of the book of sand with its infinite pages the hermit looking or a one sided disk an author s pristine lovemaking with a beautiful woman or me all aesthetic knockout punches I would encourage anybody who would like to expand their horizons expand their inner universe and exercise their imagination #To Pick Up And Read # pick up and read most wonderful collection As a way of providing a sample here are my top ten uestions on the title story The Book of Sand And below my uestions the actual story1 In what way or ways can any short work of Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery fiction be true2 What would be your initial thought andeeling if someone handed you the book of sand3 What book in your personal library would you trade or the book of sand4 Is the book of sand a metaphor or all great works of literature in the sense those works have no end or bottom 5 What book comes to mind The Day Fidel Died for you as one where the you reread the uestion arise 6 Are all works of literature infinite since they expand in different directions each time they are read by a different reader 7 Are you inextricably bound to a certain book or in other words is there any book holding you as prisoner 8 What is it about certain books that they refuse to be mastered by anybody 9 Would youeel uneasy owning the book of sand10 Where would you hide the book of sand if you never wanted the book to be discoveredTHE BOOK OF SAND by Jorge Luis Borges The line is made up of an infinite number of points the plane of an infinite number of lines the volume of an infinite number of planes the hypervolume of an infinite number of volumes No unuestionably this is not geometrico the best way of beginning my story To claim that is it true is nowadays the convention of every made up story Mine however is true I live alone in a ourth loor apartment on Belgrano Street in Buenos Aires Late one evening a ew months back I heard a knoc There s something really sensory and textured about JLB s iction writing Reading his work always invokes the distinct smell of dusty leather bound books the creaking sounds of Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge flawed woodloors lightly tread upon by anonymous The Outlaw and the Upstart King figures in the corridors of giant empty houses the odors of burnt coffee and blackened toast a wind gust through a broken and off kilter porch chime A little stuffy at times but in that charming uirky professor sort of way the one who always wore mod colored tweed smelled like shoe polish and mothballs and would incessantly delicately blow his nose with an actual silk handkerchief Th. Не uerido seriel еn estos ejercicios de ciego dijo en una ocasión Jorge Luis Borges refiriéndose a los relatos incluidos en El libro de arena al ejemplo de. .