So by the end of this semester I'll have written a 20 page paper on a Borges fiction. My choices are between Funes, The South, The Aleph or Tlon. I have to commit now basically and I can't decide which.
I've read them all and they're all 50% pure corny and 50% interesting, but overall The South is less interesting (maybe because it's less 'fantastic' and more about narrative techniques, whatever the narrative techniques are the cringiest).
What do you think? Which is your favorite. Help me commit /lit/.
I think The Aleph or Tlon have the most depth to plumb for 20 double spaced pages, and the most wiggle room to reach your own conclusions without offending the typical undergraduate professor.
I thought so, but in terms of 'discovering' a thesis or something i think most of what's in there is about literary culture, south american/global, owing also to the amount of names he drops.
That might not be a bad thing, but could wind up pretty dry. idk. Funes would be the same thing I think. I suppose I should go through Tlon again and see if there's anything particularly confusing/some questions that stick out about the construction of Tlon/the idea of it leaking into the real world.
My plan B is to create a Borges generator that writes a bullshit short story full of mirrors, infinity, random argentinian street names and obscure european manuscripts.
The south is the most based story out there, faggot. It is a fantastic story, imo Dahlman fantasies the whole duel thing. Look up the "poema conjetural". It deals with the same feeling, violent death as a desire for men.
Anyway if you speak Spanish look up "Borges por Piglia" on YouTube.
>My plan B is to create a Borges generator that writes a bullshit short story full of mirrors, infinity, random argentinian street names and obscure european manuscripts.
I handed in some html that generated pages of random text as an essay on Borges, once. The professor wasn't impressed.
That was the most basic boring conclusion ever it was obvious right from the start as soon as he thought about how lame it would be to die there and how he idolized his Argie uncle
who cares. Same with The Aleph being unreliable.