Las Calles de Borges: A Tribute to Argentina’s Favorite Son

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

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