Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges
Read The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges. A short story I have been fascinated with for a long time.
Read an excerpt of the story: :"Does this Aleph exist in the heart of a stone? Did I see it there in the cellar when I saw all things, and have I now forgotten it? Our minds are porous and forgetfulness seeps in; I myself am distorting and losing, under the wearing away of the years, the face of Beatriz."
"In Borges's story, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping or confusion. The story continues the theme of infinity found in several of Borges's other works, such as The Book of Sand."