Borges and Me

In 1971 Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student of literature at University of St Andrews in Scotland; he was also in flight from being drafted into service in the Vietnam War.

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385545822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir. In 1971 Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student of literature at University of St Andrews in Scotland; he was also in flight from being drafted into service in the Vietnam War. One day his friend and mentor, Alastair Reid, asked Jay if he could play host for a "visiting Latin American writer" while he attended to business in London. He agreed--and that "writer" turned out to be the blind and aged and eccentric master of literary compression and metaphysics, Jorge Luis Borges. About whom Jay Parini knew precisely nothing. What ensued was a seriocomic romp across the Scottish landscape that Borges insisted he must "see," all the while declaiming and reciting from the literary encyclopedia that was his head, and Jay Parini's eventual reckoning with his vocation and personal fate.

Towards a Sociology of Schizophrenia

Jorge Luis Borges wrote an essay titled ' Borges and I ' ; the essay narrates poignantly the dialectic between ' l ' and ' me ' as what self is.22 Among postmodern intellectuals , Borges is a popular author , and this essay would no ...

Author: Keith Doubt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078308

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

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Doubt draws on several disciplines and uses the works of such diverse writers as Vygotsky, Piaget, Deleuze, Laing, and Torrey. While he rebukes medical practitioners for ignoring the social dimensions of schizophrenia, he is equally critical of post-modernism's tendency to valorize the mentally ill. Nor does he sympathize with particular sociological approaches which, he believes, emphasize society's reactions to the illness - often at the expense of the afflicted person.

Briefe Band III 1971 1982

Your assumption about Borges and me sharing a similar interest in certain things which you mention , is more or less correct . Only your remark about a common sympathy for anarchism and Jung needs correction .

Author: Gershom Scholem

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406382994

Category: Authors, German

Page: 546

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Fifteen Years in Exile

He seemed to be interested , so I told him how the idea of this piece was conceived by Borges and me , and asked him if he wanted me to write the short story , entitled “ The Key , " as soon as my notes arrived .

Author: Barry Callaghan

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781550960235

Category: Artists

Page: 466

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Explorations in Bion s O

WILFRED: You have woke me too soon, I must – FRANCESCA: Oh, do get a move on – we shall never finish this index at this rate – three pages an ... BORGES AND HIS EGO: I am Borges; now I will tell you about Borges and me (Borges, 1960).

Author: Afsaneh K. Alisobhani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429814852

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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Wilfred Bion described "O" as "the unknowable and the unreachable ultimate truth". In this fascinating collection, a range of authors offer their own theoretical, clinical and artistic approaches to exploring this enduring but mysterious idea. Drawn from contributions from the 8th International Bion Conference in 2014, the book examines how "O" can be experienced in all aspects of internal and external reality and within all relationships, from an individual relating to the mother to their emotional relationship with their self. It features insights into "O" drawn from the area of faith as well as its manifestations in clinical practice, while also included is a chapter exploring the links between Bion’s ideas and those of Winnicott, Lacan, Green and Freud. Featuring contributions from some of the world’s leading Bion scholars, this will be essential reading for any psychoanalyst interested in exploring the concept of "O", as well as scholars in philosophy and theology.

Young Bloods

He seemed to be interested , so I told him how the idea of this piece was conceived by Borges and me , and asked him if he wanted me to write the short story , entitled “ The Key , ” as soon as my notes arrived .

Author: Barry Callaghan

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781550966367

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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Twenty-three writers of verve and variety are brought together in this collection of powerful stories from Exile: The Literary Quarterly. Contributors include Andrishak, Davis, Green, Hardy, Hayward, Jordan, Keating, Niedzviecki, Phinney, and many more.

Jorge Luis Borges

Conversations Jorge Luis Borges Richard Burgin. cation that came to me through the fact of living in a colorless world ( the only color I can make out is yellow ; all the others are much the same ) also stands for a simplification in my ...

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578060764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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This anthology of interviews with Borges features more than a dozen conversations that cover all phases of his life and work.

Borges And The Eternal Orang Utans

You were asking me where I was from in Brazil. What was my name again? I managed to return to Earth and say in a ... Vogelstein, Borges! The one who wrote the letters, the stories, ... Not them, Borges, me! Not the rich philistines.

Author: Luis Fernando Verissimo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138809

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold of his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation that involves arcane demons, the mysteries of the Kabbala, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee's 'Eternal Orang-utan', which would end up by writing all the known books in the cosmos.

The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri

“You and me,” she said. “It's about you and me.” “What are you doing with them?” “Come see,” she said, looking down at the open Borges. She had one hand on the Cervantes, too. He sat beside her and she touched his wrist.

Author: David Bajo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440635633

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Throughout mathematician Philip Masyrk's peripatetic life, there has been only one constant: Irma Arcuri. Their ongoing love affair has endured his two marriages and her countless travels. But now Irma has vanished, leaving Philip her library of 351 books, including five written by Irma herself. Buried somewhere within her luxuriously rebound volumes of Cervantes and Turgenev, Borges and Fowles, lies the secret to her disappearance-and Philip soon realizes that he is trapped within their narratives as well. Who is Irma Arcuri? What is really hidden in the library? And most importantly, whose story is this? Unapologetically sexy and brazenly intellectual, The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri is the impressive debut of a daring new literary talent.

This Ain t No Healing Town

a my short After this last conversation with Borges , a cloud of inspiration descended on me and kept my mind enshrouded . A voice , independent from my will , talked in my head incessantly , dictating startling - new - beautiful ...

Author: Barry Callaghan

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781550960396

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 274

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