Jorge Luis Borges

10 Apr 2009 17:40

Argentine writer of sheer, unalloyed genius.

Influenced by: Valery; Bertrand Russell (particularly Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy and Analysis of Mind). The Thousand and One Nights.

Influence on: Italo Calvino; Umberto Eco; too many others to list. Herbert Simon recounts a very amusing story, in his memoirs, about meeting Borges and discussing labyrinths...