Borges, Menard, Quixote, Ars Combinatoria

Iam mi devos verki ĉi-teme en Esperanto. Jen plu en la angla. Sed "Pierre Menard, aŭtoro de Donkiĥoto", "La Alefo", kaj "La Analiza Lingvo de John Wilkins"  troveblas en la antologio La Sekreta Miraklo. De Borges haveblas miabloge Hajkoj kaj Tankaoj, La Sudo, kaj La Biblioteko de Babelo. En Vikipedio vidu Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz kaj René Magritte.

Here is my latest piece on Jorge Luis Borges:

On “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” by Jorge Luis Borges, by Ralph Dumain

Here again we find several references and allusions to the ars combinatoria and to its limitations. See also my essay On “The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges: Observations and Questions. And of course there is my web guide:

Jorge Luis Borges: Selected Study Materials on the Web

The question of mechanical combinatorialism leads to more general considerations on the fruitfulness of juxtapositions, and to the evaluations of Borges and others on the theory and practice of surrealism. Note my links to René Magritte at the bottom of my web page. (See also René Magritte in Wikipedia, kaj en Vikipedio en Esperanto). See also my other links on juxtaposition, in art, fiction, and poetry.

Note this comment by Michael Theune in "Writing Degree ∞ (on Recent Haiku)", Pleiades Book Review, January 2008:

"Haiku has suffered more from Surrealism than from any other theory or aesthetic."

Theune has much more of interest to say.  He also refers to this web site:

Computerized Haiku

Magritte comes out as a positive in Theune's deliberations, which concern poetry in general, of which haiku provides just one telling form. This should enhance our appreciation of Borges' imaginative oeuvre.

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