Los textos reunidos en “Otras inquisiciones” tocan temas muy queridos de Jorge Luis Borges: las relaciones entre espacio у tiempo, la prevision del future. Otras inquisiciones (El Libro De Bolsillo – Bibliotecas De Autor – Biblioteca Borges) | Jorge Luis Borges | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle. Buenos Aires: Sur, Fine. First edition, text in Spanish. Printed self-wrappers . Pages a little age-toned, else a remarkable, fine copy. Often considered.

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More features from our Rare Book Collection. Jorge Inquksiciones Borges Otras inquisicioneshowever, is a more mature and ambitious book containing a selection of thirty-nine essays the writer had already published in various literary magazines. Nevertheless, they cannot be described as “essays” in a strictly scholarly sense.

Otras Inquisiciones by Borges, Jorge Luis

Yet, Borges’s scope is narrower inquiiciones Montaigne’s, as the former displays an intellectual world almost entirely derived from his wide-ranging reading, excluding explicit references to his own life and persona. There are only some occasional departures from the inquisiciines of books, especially by means of critical comments on the political climate in the Argentina of the s and 40s, when a significant part of the population sympathized with the Fascist regime in Germany.


The essay then becomes an attempt to explore the exact reasons why the writer himself has been moved by this terrible paradox: Using his standard tools of intuition and conjecture—as he does in other essays of this collection—Borges grows unsatisfied with explanations that are based on a rational conjectural analysis of causes and effects. Unpredictably, he then suggests a theory of the nature of aesthetic emotion based on the assumption, or intuition, that we can be touched by ideas that are still in a state of pure form, by brief images that have not yet revealed their full content.

Thus the essay ends in this fashion:.

And finally, a few words are due about the image heading this Collection Highlight essay. The three holes on the gutter of our copy are the vestiges of a former library binding. Fortunately, this provisional binding has preserved the intense red color of the original cover for the last five decades.

Conversely, the paper inqiusiciones the text itself is in poor condition, almost brittle and with the inquisicjones tone characteristic of twentieth-century acidic paper. Whereas early hand-made paper from cotton and linen rags is strong and durable, machine-produced acidic paper contains the seeds of its own destruction.


Acid is a by-product of the use of alum-rosin compounds as sizing agents during the manufacturing process. In contact with moisture, the alum-rosin compounds produce sulfuric acid that will eventually destroy the paper.

Indeed, an ironic medium for a writer who devoted so many pages to the idea of eternity! Alfonso de Toro and Fernando de Toro. Borges y la revista Norges.

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Lame Duck Books, Life, Work, and Criticism. Skip to main content. Thus the essay ends in this fashion: Selected Bibliography Alazraki, Jaime.