“The Circular Ruins”/”Las ruinas circulares”) first published in the literary journal Sur in December , it was included in the collection The Garden of. This story is arguably the most allegorical in Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths collection. It is a touching tale of the process of creation; not. And if he left off dreaming about you / Through the Looking Glass, VI / No one saw him disembark in the unanimous night, no one saw the bamboo canoe.

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In this story we follow the protagonist into the dream where we get to see the creation of a man. Published June 24th by Penguin Audio first published He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.

The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges

Believing him his offspring he worries that his son will discover his origins and be humiliated at the realization that he is merely someone’s dream.

Since the dawn of man we have tried to figure out our reality, birth and meaning on this planet. It covered the subject of dreams and where they intersect with reality and creation and the fine line between them all.

As the author struggles to “procreate” or “give birth” to the characters, some are discarded and others developed, and eventually the finished product appears. What a marvellous and extremely well written story. Such oxymorons imbue the magician’s attempts to create a being. That Borges guy sure was dreamy. This story of creativity and dreams is told in such a flowing, dreamlike prose as to create the sense that the reader is creating and dreaming along with the character.


Thus leaving the audience struggling with the fact if it is better to be amazed in the name of the unknown, or know everything making you immune to surprises and emotions.

The Circular Ruins

May ruinzs, Naveed Nawaz rated it really liked it. This task, resembling a mystic quest, requires that he dream for long periods of time, searching for the perfect pupil. Trivia About The Circular Ruins. Quotes from The Circular Ruins.

Cuento atrapante desde su inicio, el tema central: His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. So he might never know he was just a dream, the sorcerer erases all memory of the apprenticeship years. This is Borges main point; to not focus on the birth and death of life.

These mystic, ritual actions draw upon various religions, ancient and modern, Oriental and Occidental. Oct 23, Jerry Jose rated it really liked it.

Return to Book Page. Jun 06, Muhammad Arqum rated it it was amazing. Can someone or something be its own cause?

Life was something beautiful without face or sex. I’m learning he was one of the early pioneers of “sci-fi” writing and have been enjoying some of his short stories that I find require a couple readings to truly get them.


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Some critical studies have suggested the parallel between the magician and the magical process of creating or dreaming a son with the situation of the writer and process of creating a text. There is one clear example of allusion in the story.

Jun 21, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: The allusions in The Circular Ruins were fairly strong. This is a highly reflective and abstract piece. lqs

Jan 01, Talieh rated lass it was amazing. See 1 question about The Circular Ruins…. Choose the audio book after not being able to focus on print. Similarly if one imagines ever-decreasing concentric circles, the number cidculares will fit inside a given circular configuration extends to the infinitely small. It left me speechless from the very first word until the conclusion, which comes with the very last sentence. In addition to reality there is life.