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 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.

Did Jorge Luis Borges have any regrets about the way he lived his life?

He regretted being poor.

Can anyone please tell me from which Jorge Luis Borges' works the following quote comes:?

It's from his story Biografía de Tadeo Isidoro Cruz -- the translation isn't exact though. ++++++

What author would you recommend for someone who likes Jorge Luis Borges?

Italo Calvino, who wrote in Italian, but definitely is in the same spirit as Borges. Check out Invisible Cities, and Cosmicomics.

Which work of Jorge Luis Borges is the best with which to start?

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings is one of the best ways to start followed by Collected fictions.

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".

Where can I find an Argentinian 1peso coin with Jorge Luis Borges on the face?


What significance does the labyrinth have for jorge luis borges?

He thought it was a metaphor for life; we rarely see the path we should take.