Books That Inspire 2011

The Book of Sand and Shakespeare’s Memory
Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges artfully submerges mythical and mysterious with reality in a way that is curious and beautiful. This latest collection featuring some of Borges' final works inspires wonder. It is a delight to read as each story unfolds like a mystery, tousling every consideration of existence from the present to eternal.

I find this collection of Borges' stories uniquely inspiring because it enchants the child and adult in all of us. His surrealistic writing visualizes intangible, boundless worlds that seem extracted from a child’s mind, but concurrent in this mystical realism are reflections on matters philosophical, complex, and mature.

Jennifer Rickard
Digital Media Editor
World Literature Today