November 2011

A Review of Jorge Luis Borges' "Collected Fictions"

Collected Fictions Fantastic Short Stories

 

 

   Jorge Luis Borges the writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina was an award winning writer and among the most critically acclaimed writers of the 20th century.  Awarded numerous honorary degrees from a number of English speaking educational institutions he published essays, short stories, and poetry. Among these accomplishments, his Collected Fictions is the English speaker's entrance guide to the mind, imagination, and spirit of this author.  

The Aeneid-Virgil

A Review of Robert Fagles Translation

    Historically, Virgil's Aeneid has ranked among the greatest books composed in the literature of any tongue whatsoever. The idea of "epic poetry" in many minds around the world includes other greats such as Homer, Dante, Milton, Lord Byron (Don Juan), Edmund Spenser, Luis de Camõis (The Lusiads), Elias Lönnrot (The Kalevala, the Finnish epic poem compiled by Mr. Lonnrot in the 19th century). In the American English translation of Robert Fagles, readers unfamiliar with Latin will find perhaps a fresh perspective of Virgil's Roman/Italian national epic.