|Welcome to the Garden
of Forking Paths, one of the most intriguing areas of the Libyrinth of
Allexamina. Here you will find access to the garden planted by J.L. Borges,
the Argentine writer, poet and philosopher. Although I tend the garden
as well as I can, beware: among these sprawling labyrinths you will find
illusions most seductive and truths most elusive. Let me show you around
. . . .
Look, here -- a beautiful poppy, yes? But some say that it has the power to unravel time. And here: yes, this narcissus-flecked pool. The locals contend that if you gaze into its depths too long, you are in danger of merging with your reflection and losing all sense of Self; for your image becomes that of all men. And there, a gallery of mirrors most enigmatic; and hanging here, by this coin: the skin of a most unusual tiger. . . .
Sad News: Adolfo Bioy-Casares has just passed on at age 84. I will post details as I receive them.
Lilia Pegado: Recent Works -- An art exhibition dedicated to Borges. London, Feb. 22 - March 5.
There will be a Borges Conference in Marrakech, April 15-17, 1999.
Selected Poems Vol 2 -- To be realeased in April. Collected Nonfiction -- To be realeased in September.
"The Borges List" -- A new Borges Mailing List joins the Internet.
The Borges Collection -- A new hardcover book of his complete short stories.
Click "Special Features" for details
unfortunately, am Borges
Who was Jorge Luis Borges? A brief biography, with a timeline and an explanation of historical events that helped shape his writing.
with time and infinity
refute him is to become contaminated with unreality
easy it would be not to think of a tiger!
generation of Tlönists would be enough
book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable
was not working for posterity or even for God, whose literary tastes were
unknown to him
descendants still seek, nor will they find, the one word that contains
translucent network of minimal surprises
A few words about your humble gardener. (This section is under construction, and will open soon.)
easy it would be not to think of a Quail!