Los Angeles Review of Books: A Past That Must Be Denied: Borges in Japan

JORGE LUIS BORGES’S first trip to Japan in 1979 was dedicated to the demons in his father’s library. Borges’s fascination with Japan began—like many of his fascinations—in English books owned by his psychologist father. He would visit Japan again in 1984. In 1988, Argentinian historian Guillermo Gasió collected articles, interviews, and lectures from Borges’s time […]

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Borges, il buio, i sogni

Borges, il buio, i sogni

Borges, il buio, i sogni. Per scrivere, oltre alle parole, servono naturalmente le immagini: ci vogliono sogni, a occhi chiusi o a occhi aperti, manifesti di storie a cui siamo attaccati, nel bene e nel male. Allora per scrivere ci vuole il buio. Ma che cos’è il buio? C’è il buio delle strade di notte, […]