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Re: Borges & the Inklings

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  • Lynn Maudlin
    It s also interesting in the light of meeting your heroes - they may have moved on, they may have regressed, they may not be nearly so heroic (in whatever
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 28, 2008
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      It's also interesting in the light of 'meeting your heroes' - they may
      have moved on, they may have regressed, they may not be nearly so
      heroic (in whatever sense) as we'd projected... an interesting
      dilemma! Humans do persist in having feet of clay.

      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, David Lenander <d-lena@...> wrote:
      >
      > Sometime in the late 60s or early 70s,
      > Borges came to Minneapolis on some speaking tour, and Charlie was
      > chosen, as an expert on post-modern, contemporary fiction, and a
      > Borges fan, to be Borges's local guide (Borges was really blind by
      > then) . Charlie was very excited, of course, but rather to his
      > horror, Borges (who had moved away from his early stuff, and become
      > more and more conservative in old age) wasn't interested in talking
      > about his own work or any contemporary, Modernist or Post-modernist
      > things, or even anything so recent as the Romantics or Victorians
      > (Charlie is also a specialist in Blake and Dickens and other writers
      > of those eras). "So you're an English professor," remarked Borges to
      > him, visibly warming up. He wanted to talk only about Beowulf and
      > Anglo-Saxon. It was funnier when Charlie told the story, but I think
      > that the point is worth making, that there may be various parallels
      > if not direct influences from our Inklings with Borges, possibly the
      > most-influential writer of the 20th Century.
    • David Emerson
      ... Dang! That must be why my shoes are so dirty! emerdavid ________________________________________ PeoplePC Online A better way to Internet
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 28, 2008
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        -----Original Message-----
        >From: Lynn Maudlin <lynnmaudlin@...>
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        >Humans do persist in having feet of clay.

        Dang! That must be why my shoes are so dirty!

        emerdavid

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