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Old August 04, 2014, 05:20 PM
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¿Puedo leer Borges?

Quiero leer Borges en español. ¿Es Ficcíones una buena colección para comenzar? ¿Sea Borges difícil por alguien que habla español de un nivel de escuela secundaria? Gracias.

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Old August 04, 2014, 06:15 PM
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Leer a Borges requiere de mucho esfuerzo, pero vale la pena. Ficciones tiene cuentos muy buenos. Sugiero que lo intentes. Trata de concentrarte en comprender las historias primero y el uso del lenguaje después.

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Old August 04, 2014, 06:37 PM
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Gracias. Estoy ocupado de momento con dos libros íngles: Redeployment por Phil Klay y The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Pero después de eso, leeré Ficcíones. Estoy emocionado. Cuando termino, escribiré lo que yo pienso.
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Gracias. Estoy ocupado de momento con dos libros íngles (Check spelling): Redeployment por Phil Klay y The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Pero después de eso, leeré Ficciones. Estoy emocionado. Cuando termino (You need a present subjunctive here), escribiré lo que (yo) pienso.
¡Magnífico! Mientras llegas a Ficciones, te puede servir de práctica contar de qué tratan los libros que estás leyendo.
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I would start with a simplier book by Borges, like "El informe de Brodie".

Everyone can read Borges -or any author- and in any language. But a very different thing is to understand it. Furthermore, you have choosen an author that it's difficult to understand even for well-cultured (is this ok?) natives.

But it's an exciting goal! Good luck
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I would start with a simpler book by Borges, like "El informe de Brodie".

Everyone can read Borges -or any author- and in any language. But it's a very different thing is to understand it. Furthermore, you have chosen an author that is difficult to understand even for well-educated natives.

But it's an exciting goal! Good luck!
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Some corrections for you, my long-lost friend.
Thank you Rusty! I'm glad to see you again. My English is rustier than ever.... nothing that can't be solved with a rusty nail, and Mr. Rusty at the screen!
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¡Hola Ookami! (Y Rusty y todos los demás...)

Me encanta esta cita de Borges:

"Dios mueve el jugador. Y este la pieza ¿Qué Dios detrás de Dios la trama empieza?"

Y me alegro de ir pasándome por aquí, alguna que otra vez y encontrar "viejos" conocidos...

Lo dicho, un saludo.
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Hello JPablo! I'm also glad to see you again! I've been quite rude with you in the past... but you know... youth naivete.

That's one of the first poems I've memorize by reading it aloud over and over again. I find it so.. magnificent.

Dios mueve al jugador, y éste, la pieza.
¿Qué Dios detrás de Dios la trama empieza
de polvo y tiempo y sueño y agonía?

Actually, that's a quite appropiate book to start reading Borges: "El Hacedor". It was my first Borges reading. It has short prose fragments, and some poetry.
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