Aug 2, 2013

Favorite female authors

From a 1980 interview of Jorge Luis Borges:
COLEMAN: Borges, you have spoken of literary men you admire, what about literary women? Could you identify the women in literature whose contribution you consider most significant? 
BORGES: I think I would limit myself to one, to Emily Dickinson. 
COLEMAN: Is that it? 
BORGES: That’s that. Short and sweet. 
REID: I think it should be pointed out, however, that there are more. 
BORGES: Yes, of course. There is Silvina Ocampo, for example, who is translating Emily Dickinson at this moment in Buenos Aires.

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