This is a short and marvelous essay about the value of abstractions (including scientific knowledge) by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Though written in. Jorge Luis Borges’s combination of the anecdotal, philosophical and the literary showed Will Self how to achieve the ‘truly veridical’. He gets. Maps are a standard of adventure, fantasy, and science fiction. . Borges called the piece “Of Exactitude in Science,” and packaged it as a bit of.
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On Exactitude in Science
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About Jorge Luis Borges. Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Borges was fluent in several languages. He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties.
Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Coetzee said of Borges: Books by Jorge Luis Borges. Trivia About On Exactitude in No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.