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The story "Borges and I" is about how Borges does not see him self as a writer. It shows the difference between persona and self.

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Published 1960 (first published January 1st 1957)
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Glenn Russell
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition



One of the most thought-provoking pieces of fiction ever written. And all is so few words. Only an author or individual, take your pick, with the name Jorge Luis Borges could pull off such a masterful stroke of the pen. Below are my top 10 questions after reading this quizzical buzzer followed by Jorge Luis Borges’ actual short story as essay or essay as short story. Beneath the story are my comments on specific lines of the story itself.

One: How much weight do you put on your public persona? W
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Ariya
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One-page long with 18 pages of John Perry's analysis
Gary
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Borges writes like Picasso paints.
Sujani Koya
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My very first Borges - thank you Ashok! A one-page introduction to his style of writing. Mental gymnastics. :) Hooked on....
Jess at JessicaWrites.co.uk
I’m destined to be lost, definitively, and just some instant of me will survive in the other.

When they say deep philosophical questions underpin Borges' work, they weren't wrong.

Are the narrator and the author the same person? Is Borge 'the persona' the same as Borge 'the Self'?

Borge proving in 315 words why short fiction is perhaps my most favourite form of literature (and what writing talent is).
Shirley (stampartiste)
I read this short-story in The World's Greatest Short Stories, edited by James Daley. This book contains an excellent sample of short stories by well-known authors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Literally, a one-page story (1962) of "Would the real Mr. Borges please stand up." Loved it.
Tariq Said
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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eyupcan
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges (Spanish pronunciation: [xoɾxe lwis boɾxes]), was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires. In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. He also wo ...more
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