Emir Rodriguez Monegal.
B: “Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote,” “Funes the Memorious.” “The Aleph.”
Mario Vargas Llosa.
“The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde.
Joyce and Borges: blindness.
Irish and Argentinian Politics.
At age 9, J and B publish.
“The Shape of the Sword.” Parnell as hero and traitor.
Black Finnegan in “Death and the Compass.”
Borges refers to Norah as “Miss Norah Healy.”
Affinity: death of a parent.
Homer, J and B: blind bards.
DQ = Borges. Ulysses = Joyce
Work In Progress/Obra-en-gestacion.
Ireneo Funes. Brilliant failures.
“Fragment on Joyce.”
The Aleph and totality.
“The pun is the philosopheme of this ear tuned to the other.” (Ulmer)
B not as impressed with J’s wordplay. Other writers before J: Jules Laforgue and Lewis Carroll did “a better job” with calembours, portmanteaus, wordplay.
Beside the rivering waters of, hitherandhithering waters of Night.