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Monday, May 04, 2015

Manguel on Borges

Masks of all times and nations, Turks and Jews,
And harlequins and clowns, with feats gymnastical,
Greeks, Romans, Yankee-doodles, and Hindoos...
(Byron: Beppo, A Venetian Story)
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For Manguel, Borges was a fumbling dream-lover, who always had Beppo as companion at home: his large Angoran cat named after Byron's narrative poem (seemingly the most famous poem in that part of the world, at least according to Alan Pauls).


(Alberto Manguel)

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