Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Geneva of Jorge Luis Borges

Is there a better place to read Borges than with the mountains, swans and blue waters of Geneva? Across the lake in Old Town is a gray-stoned building where he once lived, and down by the Rhone river his grave lies in the Cemetery of the Kings. What I love about Borges' prose is how he presents complex philosophies, uncompromising intellect within a fantastical narrative grounded in realism. Right now I'm re-reading "Funes the Memorious" about the man who knows the time like a clock but has no sense of time because he can't forget anything.

Anyone else have a favourite Borges story?

Travel Tip
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