Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo known as Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine writer.

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Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer, whose tales of fantasy and dreamworlds are classics of the 20th-century world literature. Borges was profoundly influenced by European culture, English literature, and such thinkers as Berkeley, who argued that there is no material substance; the sensible world consists only of ideas, which exists for so long as they are perceived. Most of Borges's tales embrace universal themes – the often recurring circular labyrinth can be seen as a metaphor of life or a riddle which theme is time. Although Borges's name was mentioned in speculations about Nobel Prize, Borges never became a Nobel Laureate.