Dreamtigers Author:Jorge Luis Borges, Mildred Boyer (Translator), Harold Morland (Translator) Jorge Luis Borges is generally regarded as one of the three or four magisterial figures in contemporary literature. Although Dreamtigers, the most personal of his books, gives the impression of a heterogeneous miscellany, this collection of poems, stories, sketches, and apocryphal quotations is a subtly and organically unified self-revela... more »tion. Through every page runs the same motif -- the unique personality of the author, the hacedor, or maker, of dreams. Using imagination and reason, he creates a world of fantasy to explain a real world with little or no meaning. He does not venture into fantasy to evade reality but rather to confront reality from a more advantageous position. Through the interplay of imagination and reality he represents the sceptical mind that is fascinated by an unending compulsion to isolate and define moments of experience in which the presumes identity of self, of here and now, can be fathomed and recognized as a tragic illusion.
Preface by Victor Lange, and Introduction by Miguel Enguidanos. Originally published in Spanish as El Hacedor (The Maker), in 1964.« less