The Circular Ruins

The Circular Ruins, by Jorge Luis Borges

Friday, July 5, 2019

The story we read today is by a true giant of Latin American and world literature, the Argentinian Jorge Luis Borges. The Circular Ruins is a masterpiece of fantasy literature, and deals with how dreams are manifested in reality… Borges' launching pad is a passage from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll in which Tweedledee draws Alice's attention to the sleeping Red King, and claims that she is nothing but a character in the King's dream.

Credits

Translation: James E. Irby and Gabriel Porras
Music: "Sihouette of Time's Idea", by Mid-Air Machine, from their album So We Telepathy: freemusicarchive.org
"The Return", by Ketsa, from their album Different Angles: freemusicarchive.org