Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Intriguing Propositions: Jorge Luis Borges

As an independent art philanthropist and enthusiast, I’ve made it my mission to seek out exceptional unknown or lesser known fiction writers, and add their stories to my library.
Authors like Jeffery Harrell, Lee Thomas and me. Perhaps one of the most famous of such authors is the relatively unknown Jorge Luis Borges.
The profound, surrealist short stories of Borges are not to be read, so much as intuited & interpolated… deconstructed, decoded and deciphered. His fiction tends to be laced with fantastical themes of dreams, labyrinths, libraries, fictional writers, mythology and religion.
PhotobucketInnovatively metaphysical and metaphorical, many of his stories are meta-- a kind of labyrinth or puzzle box, infused with the arcane mystery and exploration inherent in each. Insinuated with uncanny subtext, Borges stories are frequently about more than the surface story itself, composed with multiple layers of interpretation and inference.
The exquisite and intricate poetry through which Jorge Luis Borges manifests his enigmatic tales is astounding and rare. His exotic literary style could be roughly described as a combination of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Conan Doyle... and me.

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