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Sublime Mind Games in the Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges

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"The goal that led him on was not impossible, though it was clearly supernatural: he wanted to dream a man.  He wanted to dream him completely, in painstaking detail, and impose him upon reality."  Jorge Luis Borges: "The Circular Ruins."
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) is considered by many to be the greatest Latin American writer.  Cosmopolitan, urbane, multilingual, and erudite, yet rooted in his Argentine past, Borges constructed complex literary puzzles and fantastic situations reminiscent of what would later be called: "magical realism”.  This course will explore the themes, paradoxes, and imagined worlds of the short stories in Borges’s Ficciones (1940) and delve into his understandings of identity and existence.


Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Westchester Reform Temple

John Alise 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/4/2018 - 6/8/2018 Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Scarsdale, Westchester Reform Temple  Map John Alise