It comes from the passage in which Tweedledee points out the sleeping Red King to Alice, and claims she is simply a character in his dream. A wizard arrives by canoe at the burned ruins of an ancient temple. The temple is centered on the statue of an ambiguous deity that appears to be a tiger or a horse. The wizard immediately falls asleep; his goal, the narrator reveals, is to "dream a man At first, the wizard dreams that he is addressing a group of pupils on anatomy, cosmography, and magic; he hopes to find among his pupils "a soul worthy of participating in the universe.

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See 1 question about Las ruinas circulares…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Las ruinas circulares. Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. Magical Realism. About Jorge Luis Borges. Jorge Luis Borges. In , his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.

On his return to Argentina in , Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Borges was fluent in several languages. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.

In , he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers' Prize Prix Formentor. His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Coetzee said of Borges: "He, more than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.

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Las ruinas circulares

In the story "The Circular Ruins" "Las ruinas circulares" Jorge Luis Borges offers a fascinating perspective on the ontological question of causa sui. Can someone or something be its own cause? Some critics have seen the story, collected in Ficciones , as a metaphor for the creative process and others as a parable concerning the fallibility of a less than omnipotent God. The tale's simplicity conflicts with the profound statements and paradoxes it proposes. The epigraph "And if he left off dreaming about you…. Reality is suspended and the reader is ready for the uncanny.


The Circular Ruins (Las Ruinas Circulares) by Jorge Luis Borges, 1944


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