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Jorge Luis Borges

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Comprehensive information about Jorge Luis Borges including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. An Argentine writer who is considered one of the foremost literary figures of the 20th century.. Argentine short-story writer essayist poet and translator This educational Jorge Luis Borges resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left The art of writing is mysterious; the opinions we hold are ephemeral , and I prefer the Platonic idea of the Muse to that of Poe, who reasoned, or feigned to reason, that the writing of a poem is an act of the intelligence. It never fails to amaze me that the classics hold a romantic theory of poetry, and a romantic poet a classical theory. Quote Right
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Quote Left The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is known that Whistler when asked how long it took him to paint one of his 'nocturnes' answered: 'All of my life.' With the same rigor he c... Quote Right
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Quote Left Art always opts for the individual, the concrete; art is not Platonic. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every writer creates his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future. Quote Right
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