17. 11. 2020


by Jorge Luis Borges

“Why take five hundred pages,” he asks, “to develop an idea whose oral demonstration fits into a few minutes?” (Thursday, June 19, 2014, 07:14 PM, page 155)

As the Argentine novelist Ernesto Sábato remarked in 1945, “if Borges were French or Czech, we would all be reading him enthusiastically in bad translations.” (Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:43 AM, page 303-4)