May 31

Limits

There is a line of Verlaine I will never remember

There is another street I can no longer walk down

There is a face in the mirror I have seen for the very last time

There is a door that is closed until the end of the world.

Among the books of my library (I am seeing them now)

There are some that will never be read.

This summer I will be fifty: 

Death consumes me, constantly. 

 —Jorge Luis Borges, trans. Rebecca Walker; original

Image of Borges, Hôtel des Beaux Arts, Paris, by Pepe Fernández, 1969. Thanks, Jane.

Jan 09

The Mirror Man, a documentary focused on the life and work of Jorge Luis Borges, includes interviews with the writer, his mother, and his second wife, Maria Kodama. (Via.)

See also Borges on the transformative power of art and his blind self-portrait.

Nov 05
yama-bato:

 Jorge Luis BORGES (Argentinian, 1899 - 1986) Self-portrait. ink on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (225 x 150 mm)
http://ny.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/NY034/61.0

When he drew this, because Burt Britton asked him to, Borges was blind.
Weirdly, Cormac McCarthy also did a self-portrait for Britton. Other writers in the collection: Joan Didion, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Maurice Sendak, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe.

yama-bato:

Jorge Luis BORGES (Argentinian, 1899 - 1986) Self-portrait. ink on paper
8 3/4 x 6 inches (225 x 150 mm)

http://ny.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/NY034/61.0

When he drew this, because Burt Britton asked him to, Borges was blind.

Weirdly, Cormac McCarthy also did a self-portrait for Britton. Other writers in the collection: Joan Didion, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Maurice Sendak, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe.

Source: yama-bato

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