In the winter of 2010, Ian Ruschel paid homage to the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, shooting Buenos Aires: Las Calles de Borges in the streets of Argentina’s capital. This evocative little film, shot with a Canon 5D, weaves in footage of Borges talking about “the task of art,” which comes from the 1998 documentary, Buenos Aires, meine Geschichte by German Kral. Also don’t miss Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man, another documentary (47 minutes) that’s “part biography, part literary criticism, part hero-worship, part book reading, and part psychology.”
Bonus: We have travel writer Paul Theroux reading Borges’ short story “The Gospel According to Mark,” courtesy of The New Yorker. The audio file is otherwise listed in our collection of Free Audio Books.
via Curiosity Counts