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Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges

Dreamtigers (1960)

by Jorge Luis Borges

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Al final del libro dice "... una obra que hace honor a la lengua española y la mente universal...", y creo que no existe mejor descripción que esa. Sencillamente GENIAL. ( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
Absolutely magnificent! It is so compact that, if not already familiar with the ethos of Borges, one will little understand the connotations drawn forth between the lines, but by far this is one of the greatest compilations of an artist's portrait that I have read. His is not always a palatable aesthetic, but his mastery shines throughout this work. I encourage everyone to read it! ( )
  PhilSroka | Apr 12, 2016 |
Al final del libro dice "... una obra que hace honor a la lengua española y la mente universal...", y creo que no existe mejor descripción que esa. Sencillamente GENIAL. ( )
  Glire | Jul 7, 2014 |
Not like his other work, his we'll-known stories; more of a raw vision into Borges' mind. Changed my mind pattern a bit, a fresh cadence of thought. ( )
  Val.Killpack | Jun 3, 2014 |
Borges gives us short sections of brief prose meditations/stories and poems. In both sections, he gives us some obvious hints as to what he's up to, but more is hidden. I read several pieces four and five times and had different reactions to some of them each time. Not a book to sit down and read through, but very rewarding if you put in some effort at recognizing his allusions and contemplating his suggestions and meanings. ( )
  Jim53 | Mar 5, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jorge Luis Borgesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Boyer, MildredTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
直, 鼓Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engui­danos, MiguelIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frasconi, AntonioIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morland, HaroldTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library.
Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library. I feel, almost physically, the gravitation of the books, the enveloping serenity of order, time magically dessicated and preserved.
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Read the whole book at http://thefloatinglibrary.com/borges/... and see for yourself!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0292715498, Paperback)

Dreamtigers has been heralded as one of the literary masterpieces of the twentieth century by Mortimer J. Adler, editor of Great Books of the Western World. It has been acknowledged by its author as his most personal work. Composed of poems, parables, and stories, sketches and apocryphal quotations, Dreamtigers at first glance appears to be a sampler--albeit a dazzling one--of the master's work. Upon closer examination, however, the reader discovers the book to be a subtly and organically unified self-revelation.

Dreamtigers explores the mysterious territory that lies between the dreams of the creative artist and the "real" world. The central vision of the work is that of a recluse in the "enveloping serenity " of a library, looking ahead to the time when he will have disappeared but in the timeless world of his books will continue his dialogue with the immortals of the past -- Homer, Don Quixote, Shakespeare. Like Homer, the maker of these dreams is afflicted with failing sight. Still, he dreams of tigers real and imagined and reflects upon of a life that, above all, has been intensely introspective, a life of calm self-possession and absorption in the world of the imagination. At the same time he is keenly aware of that other Borges, the public figure about whom he reads with mixed emotions: "It's the other one, it's Borges, that things happen to."

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