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In another of Borges's stories, 'Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote', a twentieth-
century French author learns Spanish and undertakes the gigantic task of writing
Don Quixote again in exactly the same words. This story, as well as being an ...
It seems to me that the modern short-story writer is bound to see the world in a
certain way, not merely because of our customary atmosphere of crisis, but
because the form of the short story tends to filter down experience to the prime
short stories; still one must insist on his extreme verbal skill, while finding what he
does with it very limited and ultimately monotonous. He places his characters
before us and then destroys them in an unerring way: it is a remarkable ...
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Crazy uneven: the introductory chapters are great. Bergonzi was clearly at his best making general arguments, and the contrasts he draws between American and English literature are interesting. But in ... Read full review
Character and Liberalism
The Ideology of Being English
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