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Jorge Luis Borges is a famous Spanish author known best for his short stories In this paper I will discuss several short stories written by Mr Borges what influenced him in his writings and a brief history of his place of origin ArgentinaBorges The Book of Sand is the story of a man who is visited by a stranger trying to sell a holy book called the Book of Sand The narrator looks at the book and is unable to see the first or last pages of it because as the stranger explains the number of pages is infinite The narrator is fascinated by the book and buys it only to become obsessed with it until the point that it is all he thinks about He eventually gets rid of it by mixing it up in a pile of many other books in his basementAs will be discussed in this paper Borges wrote philosophy in a lot of his works In The Book of Sand infinity is depicted in the form of a mysterious book It symbolizes mans constant search for the worlds existence Borges is saying that it is an endless search and therefore pointlessThe Other is the story of Borges sitting on a bench as he feels as though he had lived that moment already He begins to speak to the man seated besides him and finds out the stranger has the same name and the same address as he does When Borges asks the man what year it is the man answers 1918 even though it is 1969 It is then that the narrator figures out he is talking to the person whom he was fifty-one years earlier He then tells the other him of the future after which they part knowing they will never meet like this againThis story deals with time The author is very nostalgic and lives for his memories It also is a philosophical story where Borges expresses
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