Transatlantic literary ties at Kafka/Borges biennale

Kafka/Borges – Prague/Buenos Aires biennale takes place in the Czech capital this year with an added pair of literary greats in the mix

Literary festivals are usually devoted to individual writers or the writers from a particular language or country. That a festival can be devoted to a pair of writers who never met one another and who come from such vastly different places as Central Europe and South America is a testimony to the profound cultural links that have developed over time, links that owe a significant debt to the very writers being celebrated in Prague now – Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges.

Read the full article at Czech Position

“A few hundred feet from the Pyramid, I bent down, scooped up a handful of sand and then, a little farther away, let it silently spill. Under my breath I said: I am modifying the Sahara. The deed was minimal, but the words, which were scarcely ingenious, were exact, and I considered that I had needed my entire life to say them. The memory of that moment is one of the most significant of my stay in Egypt.”

– Jorge Luis Borges. Atlas. “The Desert”

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