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Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Jorge Luis Borges (–) Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote (El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan (; Ficciones, ). A Silvina Ocampo. La obra. But that Pierre Menard’s Don Quixote—a contemporary of La trahison des clercs . published in Spanish (original title: “Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote”) in Sur.

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Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Jorge Luis Borges (–)

meard Originality, in the New World, is based on turning European aesthetics upside down, refreshing them, making clones mrnard on it that are more original than the original. In my view, The Bard, Cervantes, and Montaigne invited us to see introspection—individualism as a life strategy, the reach of our dreams, the clash between thought and emotion—as the defining factor of modernity. I have learned from Borges. Language and the mythic structures that undergird it give rise to subjectivity.

La carta precitada ilumina el punto. I really didn’t like it, so boring. Menard, con toda naturalidad, las elude.

Desatiende o proscribe el color local. Debe tratarse de una broma de nuestro amigo, mal escuchada.

He conversed with friends and strangers alike, in public and private. Cervantes, the reviewer claims, “indulges in a rather coarse opposition between tales of knighthood and the meager, provincial reality of his country”. There are several poems he wrote about it. Menard, en cambio, escribe: He had received along with Samuel Beckett the Formentor Prize in He cursado asimismo los entremeses, las comedias, la Galatealas Novelas ejemplareslos trabajos sin duda laboriosos de Persiles y Segismunda y el Viaje del Parnaso They pjerre him a tremendous ovation.


His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe.

Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote

Views Read Edit View history. Miguel de Unamuno, for instance, also believed Cervantes to be unworthy of his achievement. Sakha rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Instead, he returned to it in search of inspiration whenever he needed.

He frequently returns to Quixoteusually repeating three points: Rachel rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Trivia About Pierre Menard, au Return to Book Page. It is a rather peculiar concept: All this to say that some Shakespearean plays are superb Hamletfor instance, although heaven knows it has its detractors and others Two Noble KinsmenCymbelineetc.

Ah, bear in mind this garden was enchanted! Borges’ “review” describes Menard’s efforts to go beyond a mere “translation” of Don Quixote by immersing himself so thoroughly in the work pierrre to be able to actually “re-create” it, line for line, in the original 17th-century Spanish.


Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. One of the most delicious facets of Borges not often explored are his interviews.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Max Filipsson rated it really liked it Jul 22, As so mfnard in his writings, the story abounds in clever references and subtle jokes.

What Borges Learned from Cervantes | Literary Hub

Stripped of that belt, he is nothing but a second-rate copyist. The same might be said about Shakespeare, by the way. The University of Toronto Press will publish his first book, Transnational Cervantes, later this year. Want to Read saving…. In a pattern analogous to the infinite monkey theoremall texts are reproduced in a vast library only because complete randomness eventually reproduces all possible combinations of letters.

On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.