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    best... ... middle of paper ... ...e Old Man and the Wormhole." Available online: http://justice.loyola.edu/~mcoffey/ce/wormhole.html , May 9, 2000. Beckett, Samuel. Waiting For Godot. (New York: Grove Press, 1956.) Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones. (New York: Grove Press, 1962.) García Màrquez, Gabriel, trans. Gregory Rabassa. One Hundred Years of Solitude. (New York: Harper & Row, 1998.) Magritte, René. Painting: Le Prêtre Marié (The Married Priest). 1961. Available online: http://www

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    Memory, Imagination, and Consciousness in Funes the Memorious and Meursault Consciousness separates humans from sense perceiving “garbage heaps.” Jorge Luis Borges, in “Funes the Memorious,” and Albert Camus, in “The Stranger,” explore the causes of consciousness. They are philosophers who write fiction to answer the question, “What makes us aware?” An imperfect memory and imagination define our reality. Funes can be aware of other realities because has a perfect memory. Meursault reveals that

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    Order, Memory, and Anxiety in Borges' Fiction The fundamental questions of how and why we read have an infinitude of answers, none of which entirely 'do the job', simply because they bear too closely upon the automatic, (and therefore, to us, secret) processes of the mind; the act of reading is too closely related to the act of living in the world for us to comprehend definitively. There are few writers who understand and exploit this primal link more persistently than Jorge Luis Borges. One

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    The Future of an Illusion and “The Babylon Lottery” When humanity creates a system it may be for the purpose of gratifying one’s instinctual desires or for controlling one’s rather barbaric tendencies. The occurrence of events beyond an individual’s control is often determined by a higher supernatural power. In “The Babylon Lottery” by Jorge Luis Borges, the narrator introduces us to a capricious lottery that dictates the life chances of those living in Babylon. This lottery transitions in its rules

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    would be dull and meaningless. Life would be so different without dreams, since they are what motivate humans to keep on moving forward in order to achieve their goals. This is what Jorge Luis Borges is trying to explain to the reader in the book Ficciones which is very confusing, but also very deep in meaning. These stories demonstrate a theme of reality vs. fiction which is fascinating because in many of the readings fantasy is required at some point to accomplish a purpose or goal. Each unique

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    Interestingly, the story in the middle of the collection titled “The Garden of Forking Paths” in Ficciones is “The Circular Ruins,” in which the wizard escapes to the ruined temple to dream. The Pavilion and the ruins are not only structurally parallel; they are thematically similar as well because both serve as places where Borges’ characters come to

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    La Ficción y la Verdad

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    o mentira literaria. El estatuto de la ficción comienza a variar, cuando a comienzos del siglo XIX, Jeremy Benthan, representante del utilitarismo inglés, apelando a la insuficiencia de las definiciones por género y diferencia, recurre a las ficciones. Dice este autor que las entidades reales se vinculan con lo real mediante conceptos simples, en cambio las ficticias designan indirectamente a las entidades reales.

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    Ficciones, a collection of short stories written by Jorge Luis Borges, contains several works in which the motif of fantasy is repeatedly incorporated into the storyline. With this, Borges plays with the idea of fantasy being reality and reality being fantasy. He accomplishes the incorporation by setting a realistic plotline and relatively easy to follow story and releases whimsical, yet minuscule, symbols and ideas into the plot to create a fantastical twist. A prime example of such work is “The

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    Jorge Luis Borges

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    Jorge Luis Borges possesses writing styles unlike others of his time. Through his series of works, he has acquired the title of "the greatest living writer in the Spanish language." The particular example of work that I read, titled "Ficciones," was a definite portrayal of his culture. The book was not merely a list of facts from his birth country; instead the real cultural knowledge came from his writing style. The book consisted of two parts; each part was broken up into stories. Each one, despite

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    backgrounds, while his mother was of both Argentinean and Uruguayan descents. Borges was admired for his use of language and his thoughts about the meaning of life. His stories convey mystery, puzzle, and fantasy. Among Borges' best - known books are Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (the aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet). Borges won many literary honors. He was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize in literature, but never won it. This essay was very beneficial because it

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