TITLE

The Art of Fiction XXXIX: Jorge Luis Borges

AUTHOR(S)
Christ, Ronald
PUB. DATE
January 1967
SOURCE
Paris Review;Winter/Spring67, Issue 40, p116
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
Presents an interview with Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges. Asked about his reluctance to begin writing stories, he replies that he had always thought of himself as a poet; but, after recovering from a serious head injury, he was worried he might not be able to write poetry any longer. It was then that he tried writing a short story instead and it proved successful. He discusses many authors he admires, including Mark Twain, H. Bustos Domecq and Joseph Conrad. Borges notes that he believes a smooth and simple literary style is the mark of artistic maturity and that he generally uses strange symbolism in his tales in order to conceal the autobiographical elements they contain.
ACCESSION #
24879248

 

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