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Jorge Luis Borges
(1899-1986) born on
Aug 24
Argentine poet, short-story writer. He was leader of modernist Ultraist literary movement in S. America combining surrealism and imagism.
         
   
F
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

R
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
A
What a writer wants to do is not what he does.
N
Every writer "creates" his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
K
Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
R: "Dr. Brodie's Report."
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: "Kafka and his Precursors," 1951.
K: "Ficciones," "The Secret Miracle," 1944.
   


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