Tuesday, August 25, 2009
August 24 2009 is the 110 anniversary of Borges birth day.
Warhol should have made some art with him. Had he known him, he probably would. So here I go myself.
Borges said: "I don't see a Literature without short stories or without poetry, while the four / five- hundred-pages novels might very well disappear."
The novel is not dead today, but I think he had a point in foreseeing that the future would hold for the shortness in communications. I don't know, tho, if he could imagine the reasons why (acceleration of change, technology, Internet, mobile communications, etc).
He was a visionary, previewing the times of MicroBlogging, SMS and Twitter.
He was a genius. Happy birthday, Borges.
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