Readings for 11/6, 11/13

Next week we’re diving into some short stories by Jorge Luis Borges. Below you’ll find a PDF of the Collected Fictions translated by Andrew Hurley. The stories we’re reading are:

• “The Widow Ching—Pirate” (p. 12)

• “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” (p. 36)

• “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” (p. 47)

• “A Dialogue About Dialogue” (p. 149)

• “Borges and Myself” (p. 160)

That may seem like a lot, but these are all fairly short — all together, it’s only about 17 pages of reading.

In two weeks we’re back into The Unique and Its Property, this time starting with section 1.3 (“The Free”) and stopping at section 2.1. Later this month we’ll begin the second part of the text, where many of the juiciest bits are.

Until next time, friends…



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