Interpreting Borges

For this translation of Borges, I decided to start with the fact that the original poem (Un Ciego) is a classical Shakespearian sonnet. ┬áThe decision to┬árespect the form of the original poem when translating leads to a new poem that, while preserving the essential themes and sense of the original, adds and subtracts details for […]

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A little taste of Borges

For a change of pace, how about a little Borges? The Nightmare Jorge Luis Borges (trans. Guy Conner) I dream of an ancient king, His crown of iron, his look of death, There are no faces like that nowadays, You sense his firm blade will obey him, loyal, like a dog I do not from […]

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"for 'twere absurd to think that nature in the earth bred gold, perfect in the instant;
there must be remote matter." - Ben Jonson
"I don't know what the question is, but art is the answer." - Guy Conner

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