Jorge Luis Borges, Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature by Jorge Luis Borges My rating: 4 of 5 stars This recent volume (published by New Directions, translated by Katherine Silver, and edited and annotated by Martín Hadis and Martín Arias) is derived from student recordings and transcriptions of a lecture course on the history of English literature… Continue reading Jorge Luis Borges, Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature

Yukio Mishima, Patriotism

Patriotism by Yukio Mishima My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the twentieth century's most renowned stories or novellas, Mishima's Patriotism of 1960 narrates the ritual suicide of Lieutenant Takeyama and his wife Reiko following a mutiny in the Japanese Imperial Army in 1936. The lieutenant's friends are the rebellion's leaders, though they have… Continue reading Yukio Mishima, Patriotism