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Did Borges Write the Sci-fi Masterpiece of the 20th Century?

April 7th 2017

FIRST PLACE: ‘Did Borges Write the Sci-fi Masterpiece of the 20th Century?’ by TYLER MILLER – the winning essay in the 2017 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…

Searching for Borges in ‘The Library of Babel’

January 25th 2017

AIMEE McCAGUE attempts to see past the author we all know to the meaning of ‘The Library of Babel’: ‘Borges’ story tells of an infinite library, a universe in itself in which the inhabitants desperately search for meaning in the form of the mythical ‘Vindications’ that allegedly tell their future…’

Under the Plexiglass Ceiling

April 20th 2016

In this essay, shortlisted for the 2016 Feature Writing Competition, JONATHAN PINNOCK and his ‘mentor’ discuss the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges: ‘In all my years of reading critiques of Borges’s work, I have yet to come across a single piece of straight prose. Without exception, every single writer has, for better or worse, succumbed to the siren call of pastiche…’

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