History YMMV / JorgeLuisBorges

22nd Oct '15 7:04:05 PM JulianLapostat
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I like borges but calling the Nobel Committee Stalinist is a huge stretch: It's winners include such anti-Stalinists as Camus, Solzhenitsyn, Winston Churchill, Bertrand Russell and non-political authors like Beckett, Faulkner and Halldor Laxness. They also awarded Boris Pastenak.
* AwardSnub: Borges never got a Nobel prize for literature. Supposedly he was in the running, but was told not to go to Chile and meet with Augusto Pinochet. Borges not only met with Pinochet, but praised him for his tough stance on communism, and was subsequently removed from the Nobel prize list. Some called foul on this, as the prize had been awarded to authors who wrote in favor of Josef Stalin.
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* AwardSnub: Borges never got a Nobel prize for literature. Supposedly he was in the running, but was told not to go to Chile and meet with Augusto Pinochet. Borges not only met with Pinochet, but praised him for his tough stance on communism, and was subsequently removed from the Nobel prize list. Some called foul on this, as the prize had been awarded to authors who wrote in favor of Josef Stalin.
22nd Oct '15 12:47:13 PM WarriorsGate
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* AwardSnub: Borges never got a Nobel prize for literature. * FreudWasRight: "The Cult of the Phoenix" won't be any more about gay sex no matter how much people say it is.
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* AwardSnub: Borges never got a Nobel prize for literature. literature. Supposedly he was in the running, but was told not to go to Chile and meet with Augusto Pinochet. Borges not only met with Pinochet, but praised him for his tough stance on communism, and was subsequently removed from the Nobel prize list. Some called foul on this, as the prize had been awarded to authors who wrote in favor of Josef Stalin. * FreudWasRight: "The Cult of the Phoenix" won't be any more about gay sex no matter how much people say it is. Fittingly, though, a mass literary reinterpretation like that is right out of a Borges story, making this a case of life imitating art.
18th Mar '13 11:48:35 AM DavidDelony
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* AwardSnub: Borges never got a Nobel prize for literature.
25th Dec '11 6:07:01 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The end of "The Rose of Paracelsus".
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: FreudWasRight: "The Cult of the Phoenix" won't be any more about gay sex no matter how much people say it is. * SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: The end of "The Rose of Paracelsus".
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