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My biggest superhero of writing is Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine fabulist. He's an amazingly perceptive writer, but also willing to make a joke.
John Hodgman

Meaning of "Borges" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BORGES

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PRONUNCIATION OF BORGES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BORGES

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Borges is a noun.
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WHAT DOES BORGES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges, KBE (Spanish: audio (help·info); 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator born in Buenos Aires. His work embraces the "character of unreality in all literature". His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and The Aleph (El Aleph), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion. Borges's works have contributed to philosophical literature and also to the fantasy genre. Critic Ángel Flores, the first to use the term magical realism to define a genre that reacted against the dominant realism and naturalism of the 19th century, considers the beginning of the movement to be the release of Borges's A Universal History of Infamy (Historia universal de la infamia). However, some critics would consider Borges to be a predecessor and not actually a magical realist. His late poems dialogue with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil.

Definition of Borges in the English dictionary

The definition of Borges in the dictionary is Jorge Luis. 1899–1986, Argentinian poet, short-story writer, and literary scholar. The short stories collected in Ficciones he described as "games with infinity".

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Synonyms and antonyms of Borges in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Borges» into 25 languages

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The translations of Borges from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Borges» in English.

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博尔赫斯
1,325 millions of speakers

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Borges
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Borges
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बोर्जेस
380 millions of speakers
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بورخيس
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Борхес
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Borges
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বোর্হেস
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ボルヘス
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보르헤스
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Borges
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போர்கஸ்
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बोर्गेस
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Borges
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Borges
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Borges
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Борхес
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Borges
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Borges

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5 QUOTES WITH «BORGES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Borges.
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John Hodgman
My biggest superhero of writing is Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine fabulist. He's an amazingly perceptive writer, but also willing to make a joke.
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Alan Lightman
I have for a long time loved fabulist, imaginative fiction, such as the writing of Italo Calvino, Jose Saramago, Michael Bulgakov, and Salman Rushdie. I also like the magic realist writers, such as Borges and Marquez, and feel that interesting truths can be learned about our world by exploring highly distorted worlds.
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August Wilson
My influences have been what I call my four Bs - the primary one being the blues, then Borges, Baraka, and Bearden.
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August Wilson
From Borges, those wonderful gaucho stories from which I learned that you can be specific as to a time and place and culture and still have the work resonate with the universal themes of love, honor, duty, betrayal, etc. From Amiri Baraka, I learned that all art is political, although I don't write political plays.
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I'm interested in everything. I don't see why Borges can't work along with Neil Gaiman, or Stephen King can't be mixed with Balzac. It's just storytelling; it's different ways of using codes and images and words and sounds.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BORGES»

Discover the use of Borges in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Borges and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Book Of Imaginary Beings
Few readers will want, or be able, to resist this modern bestiary. Borges' cunning and humorous commentary is sheer delight.
Jorge Luis Borges, Margarita Guerrero, Andrew Hurley, 2005
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Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings
Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives
Jorge Luis Borges, 1964
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Ficciones
Short narratives probe man's soul to reveal his conflicting emotions, motives, and desires and his tortured struggle for salvation
Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan, 1962
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Borges and Translation: The Irreverence of the Periphery
This book studies how Borges constructs a theory of translation that plays a fundamental role in the development of Argentine literature, and which, in turn, expands the potential for writers in Latin America to create new and innovative ...
Sergio Gabriel Waisman, 2005
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Dreamtigers
Poems, stories, and personal reflections reveal the interwoven existence of imagination and reality in the mind of the South American writer
Jorge Luis Borges, 1964
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Jorge Luis Borges: Conversations
Never having been awarded the Nobel Prize, which his readers worldwide believed he deserved, this story writer, poet, essayist, and man of letters died at age eighty-six.This anthology of interviews with him features more than a dozen ...
Richard Burgin, 1998
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Borges: The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Borges cites innumerable authors in the pages making up his life’s work, and innumerable authors have cited and continue to cite him.
Lisa Block de Behar, 2003
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The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel
Now, in The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel, William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern literature.
William Goldbloom Bloch Associate Professor of Mathematics Wheaton College, 2008
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Jorge Luis Borges
In Jorge Luis Borges, Jason Wilson uncovers the young poet who wrote, loved, and lost with adventurous passion, as well as the later work and life of a writer who claimed he never created a character other than himself.
Jason Wilson, 2006
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Seven Nights
The incomparable Borges delivered these seven lectures in Buenos Aires in 1977; attendees were treated to Borges' erudition on the following topics: Dante's The Divine Comedy, Nightmares, Thousand and One Dreams, Buddhism, Poetry, The ...
‎2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BORGES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Borges is used in the context of the following news items.
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Borges's widow threatens remixer with prison
Borges's own work was filled with remixes, imaginary quotes from real works and people, and lionized imaginary writers who remixed great ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
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Penn State's LGBTQA Resource Center celebrates marriage equality
Borges also felt that there continues to be progress, but there are still some issues that need to be addressed in the LGBTQA community. «The Daily Collegian Online, Jul 15»
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PEN comes to defence of Borges 'plagiarist'
What Katchadjian, the author of another experimental work, El Martín Fierro reordenado, simply did with Borges' El Aleph (running some 4,000 ... «Buenos Aires Herald, Jul 15»
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Come salvarsi dal labirinto reale di Borges
Dopo Borges e Dutto, era stata la volta del giardiniere giapponese, che, col suo consiglio, aveva aggiunto, senza volere, un elemento ulteriore ... «Internazionale, Jul 15»
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Argentine Author Faces Prison Sentence for “Plagiarising” Borges in …
In the short story Pierre Menard: Author of Quixote, Jorge Luis Borges writes of an author's quest to reproduce Cervantes' masterpiece, word by ... «Books LIVE, Jul 15»
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Whose Borges?
Borges wrote about people undertaking such projects, rather than undertaking them himself. One of the jokes in 'The Aleph' is that a story about ... «London Review of Books, Jul 15»
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Sarah Borges joins friend Amy Black on Muscle Shoals tour
“I come from the school of classic rock and old country music,” Borges said in a phone interview with The News Wednesday. “Then I came into ... «Goshen News, Jul 15»
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Friday's P.M. Hot Clicks: Maria Borges; Fans at the World Cup
Here's what the Knicks owe Carmelo Anthony: $101,606,280 million more. Isn't that enough? They don't owe him anything more. — Adam ... «SI.com, Jun 15»
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Re-working Borges is a legitimate experiment, not a crime
Jorge Luis Borges at home in Buenos Aires in 1983. ... It is tempting to ask oneself what Borges would have done with The Fattened Aleph. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Borges: Keegan Bradley knows aggressive play is vital to win
HOPING TO GET ON A ROLL: Keegan Bradley studies a putt during yesterday's opening round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, ... «Boston Herald, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Borges [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/borges>. Dec 2019 ».
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