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Traveller and 6 other people liked Dolors's review of Ficciones:
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
" “You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language?” Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel”

Even though I read Borges’s “Collected Fictions” in Spanish, my native tongue, I have to confess I didn’t understand half of it. Presumptuou..." Read more of this review »
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
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Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

You who read me—are you certain you understand my language?

Imagine you are watching a highly recommended, multiple awards winning, foreign-language film- it's everything you expected it to be, then, suddenly, the subtitles stop working- how annoyi..." Read more of this review »
Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
"Mind-blowingly awesome. I only wish that for the first book that I read of Borges that it was either all short stories or all essays; I had difficulty making the transition from the last story to the first essay because the lyrical cadence of his..." Read more of this review »
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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
" Nandakishore wrote: "Malarkey is the kid who recanted - Burpo is holding on."

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Er ist wieder da by Timur Vermes
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“What I wear is pants. What I do is live. How I pray is breathe.”
Thomas Merton, Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters: The Essential Collection

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I hope you'll appreciate that if we just start deleting ratings whenever we feel like it, that we've gone down a censorship road that doesn't take us to a good place.”
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NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 29, 2015 01:19AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
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