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Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

14 February, 2011 от · 26 comments

Peter Cowlam Photo: Wonderlane ‘I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia.’ Jorge Luis Borges Berkeley, who was Bishop of Cloyne in 1734, denied the existence of matter in a reply to Locke (1632–1704), whose conception of the universe was Newtonian and mechanistic, a place where material bodies […]

Borges, Dante, Ulysses

3 February, 2010 от · 6 comments

Peter Cowlam Photo: MAMJODH Borges – always a free thinker – at no time espoused Christian theology, but did regard one of Christianity’s foremost theological poets as having authored ‘the apex’ of all literature – namely Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), whose Commedia continues to be studied, and is regularly translated, by other writers. Dante composed his […]