History Creator / JorgeLuisBorges

1st Mar '17 7:33:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''"Half-Way House" by Ellery Queen'': A simple critique of the rules of MysteryLiterature and how that genre is different from the [[{{Adventure}} Adventure Novel]] or the SpyFiction. Also explains why Ellery Queen works could be considered as GrowingTheBeard on the genre. You can find the quote at the ElleryQueen page.

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* ''"Half-Way House" by Ellery Queen'': A simple critique of the rules of MysteryLiterature and how that genre is different from the [[{{Adventure}} Adventure Novel]] or the SpyFiction. Also explains why Ellery Queen works could be considered as GrowingTheBeard on the genre. You can find the quote at the ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen page.
1st Feb '17 12:46:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* CthulhuMythos: "There Are More Things", written in memory of Lovecraft. Incidentally, Borges considered Lovecraft more like an involuntary parodist of Poe.
22nd Dec '16 8:17:54 PM Doug86
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: "The Immortal", in which [[spoiler:{{Homer}} has become immortal.]]

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: "The Immortal", in which [[spoiler:{{Homer}} [[spoiler:Creator/{{Homer}} has become immortal.]]
30th Nov '16 9:10:19 PM Xtifr
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'''Jorge Luis Borges''' (1899-1986) is considered the greatest UsefulNotes/{{Argentin|a}}e writer of the twentieth century and an immensely influential author. His short stories, essays and poetry blend truth and fiction in unexpected ways, playing {{Mind Screw}}s on the reader at every turn, and exploring deep philosophical themes (idealism, determinism, infinity, the search for personal identity, fiction vs. reality, humanity vs. divinity...) in a rigorous but entertaining way. He is considered an important precursor and originator of many {{Post Modern|ism}} devices. Borges himself was an Ultraist, a short lived movement that originated in early 20th-century Spain (where Borges arrived around 1920).

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'''Jorge Jorge Luis Borges''' Borges (1899-1986) is considered the greatest UsefulNotes/{{Argentin|a}}e writer of the twentieth century and an immensely influential author. His short stories, essays and poetry blend truth and fiction in unexpected ways, playing {{Mind Screw}}s on the reader at every turn, and exploring deep philosophical themes (idealism, determinism, infinity, the search for personal identity, fiction vs. reality, humanity vs. divinity...) in a rigorous but entertaining way. He is considered an important precursor and originator of many {{Post Modern|ism}} devices. Borges himself was an Ultraist, a short lived movement that originated in early 20th-century Spain (where Borges arrived around 1920).
2nd Oct '16 12:33:02 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Pretty much every author in the Western ''and'' Eastern literary and philosophical canon gets a ShoutOut in some Borges story or another. For example, "Death and the Compass" has [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to philosopher Baruch Spinoza and authors EdgarAllanPoe and Creator/JamesJoyce, among others.

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* ShoutOut: Pretty much every author in the Western ''and'' Eastern literary and philosophical canon gets a ShoutOut in some Borges story or another. For example, "Death and the Compass" has [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to philosopher Baruch Spinoza and authors EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe and Creator/JamesJoyce, among others.
16th Aug '16 5:19:42 AM 06tele
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* {{Foil}}: He said that Creator/GKChesterton was this to Creator/OscarWilde: the former was a conservative, orthodox Catholic who stood for health, order and harmony, but whose works were always teetering on the edge of nightmare, whereas the latter was a socialist, feminist aesthete with no formal religious affinities who stood for pleasure and beauty, whose work was fundamentally happy and innocent.

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* {{Foil}}: He said that Creator/GKChesterton was this to Creator/OscarWilde: the former was a conservative, orthodox Catholic who stood for health, order and harmony, but whose works were always teetering on the edge of nightmare, whereas the latter was a socialist, feminist aesthete with no formal religious affinities who stood for pleasure and beauty, but whose work (counter to Chesterton's opinion of it) was fundamentally happy and innocent.
16th Aug '16 5:18:43 AM 06tele
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* {{Foil}}: He said that Creator/GKChesterton was this to Creator/OscarWilde: the former was a conservative, orthodox Catholic who stood for health, order and harmony, but whose works were always teetering on the edge of nightmare, whereas the latter was a socialist, feminist aesthete with no formal religious affinities who stood for pleasure and beauty, whose work was fundamentally happy and innocent.
14th Aug '16 12:10:05 PM nombretomado
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** The ''DivineComedy'' gets a few {{Shout Out}}s in "The Aleph".

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** The ''DivineComedy'' ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' gets a few {{Shout Out}}s in "The Aleph".
21st Jul '16 2:30:19 PM Tomodachi
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%%->"... it is clear that there is no classification of the Universe not being arbitrary and full of conjectures. The reason for this is very simple: we do not know what thing the universe is."
%%-->"The Analytical Language of John Wilkins"

-> ''"That history should have copied history was already sufficiently astonishing; that history should copy literature was inconceivable."''
-->-- '''Jorge Luis Borges''', ''The Theme of the Traitor and the Hero''.

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%%->"... it [[quoteright:314:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/borges_1975.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:314: [[HistoryRepeats That history should have copied history was already sufficiently astonishing]]; [[LifeImitatesArt that history should copy literature was inconceivable.]] -The Theme of the Traitor and the Hero.]]
-> ''"...It
is clear that there is no classification of the Universe not being arbitrary and full of conjectures. The reason for this is very simple: we do not know what thing the universe is."
%%-->"The Analytical Language of John Wilkins"

-> ''"That history should have copied history was already sufficiently astonishing; that history should copy literature was inconceivable.
"''
-->-- '''Jorge Luis Borges''', ''The Theme -The Analytical Language of the Traitor and the Hero''.
John Wilkins''''.
12th Mar '16 7:55:01 AM DoctorCooper
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[invoked]] Played with in "A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain", which reviews several books from the titular (fictional) author; one of them is a collection of stories in all of which Quain has ''deliberately'' wasted a good plot turning it into a wrong direction, with the intention of making the readers believe they have discovered the better possible plot themselves.
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