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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.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
What a writer wants to do is not what he does.
Every writer "creates" his own precursors. His work modifies our conception of the past, as it will modify the future.
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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