Weekend Borges

Posted by Jason Diamond Philippe Molins directed The Mirror Man, a 2007 documentary on Jorge Luis Borges. It’s 47 minutes but it’s the weekend, so make a bloody mary, sit back and enjoy. (Tip: Dangerous Minds)

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Cinematic: Adapted Borges & Fall Soundtracking

Posted by Tobias Carroll One: Warren Ellis brings news that Alex Cox’s adaptation of Jorge Luis Borges’s “Death and the Compass” is now streaming online. It can be seen here at Daily Motion, via BFI Films. Cox’s thoughts on the film can be read here. Two: At Big Other, AD Jameson on the 1987 film Hail the New Puritan, which looks fascinating: Hail the New Puritan (1987) is a feature-length film directed by Charles Atlas. The choreography is by a […]

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Bites: Bolaño and Borges, Nin on LSD, Nick Cave Photoshopped, the Greatest Metal Tour EVER, and More

I’ve loved just about every installment of “What Bolaño Read” over at MobyLives.  Today, the late Chilean writers fondness for Jorge Luis Borges. Lit. Anais Nin on LSD’s value at Arthur. I only wished people had had time to study drugs as they studied religion or philosophy and to adapt to this chemical alteration of our bodies. Token magical realism “seems not just forced, but fashionable” says Alastair Harper of the Guardian. Go on over to My Old Kentucky Blog, […]

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