Tag Archives: Jorge Luis Borges

Book Review: Mr. Magic Realism by Bruce Taylor

I met Bruce Taylor at a Clarion West writer’s gathering in Seattle.  Up until then, I hadn’t met anyone in the year and half since I’d begun attending such events that had attended Clarion West anywhere near as far back … Continue reading

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On Borges

My thoughts have recently turned to Jorge Luis Borges, one of the greatest fantasy short story writers that ever lived. I have read Collected Fictions, a comprehensive collection of his short stories, several times cover to cover. His story “The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

Usually in my reading I alternate between fiction and nonfiction, and it was almost time for some fiction. I had a few novels at hand that I had acquired but I hadn’t read, but I was in the mood for … Continue reading

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My Favorite Short Stories: Part One

One of my favorite literary forms is the short story.  Another is memoir.  So here is a perfect combination:  memories of some of my favorite stories.  I have not put a number in the title because I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Soon after starting to read this collection I found myself comparing Singer’s stories with those of Jorge Luis Borges.  First of all, both writers deal with elements of the fantastic, though Singer is concerned mainly with that which has to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Fiction Books: The Runners-Up

A few weeks ago I posted a list of my five favorite fiction books.  They are: 1.  “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien 2.  “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac 3.  “Tropic of Cancer” by Henry Miller 4.  … Continue reading

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