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03/10/2013

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A very interesting, comparative essay that takes a refreshing approach to Borges. Some specialists in Borges might not agree with looking at his stories in the context of Tibetian Buddhism, or even in comparison with Lovecraft, but somehow I think Borges would be pleased. The section dealing with avatars, while complex, is written in manner that is accessible and one conclusion leads logically to another.

Interesting approach, I have an interest on both writers and have found paralellisms on their works as well.

I guess I agree with the author and his exposition here, except on concerning the Buddhism approach. Buddhism states that the aforementiones Self is what we could call the main goal, and from that point of view, both Lovecraft's and Borges' lives were failures, yet since they are not tibetian nor buddhists, all references to the Self are gratuitous.

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