Misconceptions of Fascism and the Unrecognized Prescience of Jorge Luis Borges

Hideyasu Kurose, Comparative Literature major, University of California - Berkeley.
Hideyasu Kurose,
Comparative Literature major, University of California – Berkeley.

Arguably, more than any other modern writer with the exceptions of perhaps Italo Calvino and Haruki Murakami, Jorge Luis Borges has lyricized the arbitrariness of the arrow of time. Despite the extraordinary scope of his eclectic, arrestingly aesthetic and often unclassifiable short fictions, Borges never received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Perhaps, in order to truly demonstrate what an injustice this denial was and remains, the socio-historical prescience of Borges’ writing should be addressed. Although many modern writers have incorporated Einstein’s view of time as an illusion into their work, within the writing of Borges exists a definitive…

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