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Jorge Luis Borges: Southern Ruminations on a Noble Death

Both for admirers of his pristine prose, and for occasional visitors of his intricate labyrinths, one thing remains inescapable: Jorge Luis Borges was unhappy.  I remember, as a teenager, glossing over the pages of La moneda de hierro before putting it back in its shelf as little more than a dust collector.  I was not ready for it, and so it waited for years, as good books always do, patiently watching me grow up.  A short poem, Remorse, slept secretly within its pages:

I have committed the worst of sins
One can commit.… Read More

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