THE BOOK OF SAND
by Jorge Luis Borges
Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
Dutton; 125 pages; $7.95
"Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which mangles me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges."
The most charming characteristic of Jorge Luis Borges remains his modesty.
Even that ambitious passage from his 1947 essay A New Refutation of...