page 373. Borges, a life

Ianuarie 27, 2011 § Lasă un comentariu

And during that strange hiatus between  celibacy and marriage, he published a poem he called Rubaiyat, after the famous poem by Omar Khayyam, which his own father had translated. Borges took the hedonistic carpe diem theme and twisted it into a meditation of the vanity of all thins, spinning it finally into a most violent formulation: „Today is yesterday. You are the others / whose face is dust. You are the dead.”

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