YMMV / Jorge Luis Borges

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: "Three Versions of Judas"
  • Award Snub: 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.
  • Freud Was Right: "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.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The end of "The Rose of Paracelsus".