Saturday, September 3, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges

"He cometido el peor pecado que uno puede cometer. No he sido feliz"
Jorge Luis Borges



"I have commited the worst of sins one can commit. I have not been happy"

WHO: Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo  was an Argentine writer, essayist and poet and born in Buenos Aires in 1899. He died at the age of 86 in 1986.

WHERE: This quote comes from the poem El remordimiento (The remorse). This poem was included within the book La moneda de hierro (The iron coin).

WHEN: Borges wrote The iron coin in 1976, the same year that started the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983).

Related Author: Thomas Stearns Eliot 

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