Does anyone have a copy of "Blindness" by Jorge Luis Borges?
I'm afraid you've left this rather late. I don't know of such an essay by Borges. And it would probably be copyright protected, so if it were on line you'd have to pay to read it. Are you sure you don't mean the novel, Blindness by Jose Saramago? Again, you're not going to find it for free on line, and you wouldn't have time to read it for an exam tomorrow.
Why was Argentenian writer Jorge Luis Borges snubbed when it came to receiving the Noble Prize?
Since the committee's debates aren't public, we can only speculate. According to http://www.answers.com/topic/jorge-luis-borges
It was speculated that he was considered unfit to receive the award because of his tacit support of, or unwillingness to condemn, the military dictatorships that were being established in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and elsewhere. Although this political stance stemmed from his self-described "Anarcho-Pacifism," it placed him in the distinguished company of Nobel Prize in Literature non-winners, a group including, among others, Graham Greene, Franz Kafka, James Joyce, Vladimir Nabokov, Marcel Proust, Leo Tolstoy and Alfonso Reyes.
Is anyone familiar with the work of Jorge Luis Borges?
Oh yeah, he is unbelievable. Literally. LABYRINTHS, one of his collections of short stories and non fictions, is certainly one of the most amazing pieces of literature that I have ever read. Admittedly, most of his stuff is beyond my level of comprehension, but his outrageous style and language and story-telling ability far more than compensate for it.
It's quite a shame that, as you said, he is not widely known, because his stuff is so wonderfully good. At the same time, however, I think that maybe this is a good thing, because I don't think that most people would understand his genius.
Does the main character die in the end of ¨El Sur¨ by Jorge Luis Borges?
Yes, he dies. He was bullied by some bloke in a cantine, so he goes into a duel with him. It was suicidal, since the other guy was an expert using the knive, but he did it anyway, since he said "it was a good way to day".