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By Ismail Kadare

During this spellbinding novel, written in Albania and smuggled into France a couple of pages at a time within the Nineteen Eighties, Ismail Kadare denounces with infrequent strength the equipment of a dictatorial regime, drawing us again to the traditional roots of tyranny in Western Civilization. in the course of the waning years of Communism, a tender employee for the Albanian state-controlled media employer narrates the tale of his ill-fated love for the daughter of a high-ranking reputable. whilst he witness the ghostly snapshot of Agamemnon-the old Greek king who sacrificed his personal daughter for purposes of State-on the reviewing stand in the course of a may well Day occasion, he starts to suspect the entire disaster of his devotion. additionally integrated are "The Blinding Order," a parable of the Ottoman Empire concerning the makes use of of terror in authoritarian regimes, and "The nice Wall," a chilling duet among a chinese language legitimate and a soldier within the invading military of the Tamerlane.

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Borges anda muy ocupado con sus clases. No lee en público; habla. Ha dictado un curso sobre escritores norteamerica­ nos; dicta uno sobre escritores ingleses modernos, otro sobre místicos, otro sobre literatura inglesa. Dio en el Rosario una conferencia sobre li­ teratura fantástica; dará, en la ciudad de Córdoba, otra sobre Dante; en otra parte una sobre Martín Fierro. Interviene en debates públicos; im­ provisa en banquetes. Jueves, 21 de julio. Hoy, por primera vez, oí una conferencia de Bor­ ges.

Era portador de un mensaje exclusivo]». 1. Obras de Francisco Navarro y Ledesma (1905), Gerard Bullett (1923) y André Mau¬ rois (1949), respectivamente. 40 1949 Elsa Molsser y, por cierto, Borges. Haydée y Estela, muy borrachas. Elsa Molsser cantó admirablemente canciones francesas, norteamericanas, in­ glesas, alemanas (de la Ópera de Tres Centavos, etcétera). Alegría, pero también sensación de impending disaster, debido a Haydée, que, como un ancient mariner, quería cantar tangos y hacía comentarios hoscos sobre el canto de Elsa.

Se ha pasado la vida jugando al bridge y , desde hace unos años, a la canasta. Pero ya no puede jugar; la señora afirma que han introducido algún cam­ bio en las reglas de esos juegos y que ella no logra entenderlas. Refiere Borges que sorprendió una conversación de un grupo de escritores 55 1950 critores sobre mujeres en general y sobre sus experiencias con mujeres: al rato descubrió que esos colegas sólo hablaban de mujeres de prostí­ bulos. Dice: «Casi todas las casas de la cuadra del 900 de la calle Tucu¬ mán eran bajas y modestas.

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