Cultureblog: Atlas by Jorge Luis Borges and Maria Kodama

The above image from the now out-of-print Atlas, published in 1984 shortly before his death, is the collaborative work of Jorge Luis Borges and his assistant Maria Kodama. Scans of the photographs are, inevitably, rare and of disappointing quality but they demonstrate a poignant sensitivity to the author, now blind from glaucoma. The above image, showing Borges examining the inscription on a Japanese obelisk is courtesy of the Garden of Forking Paths, currently the most comprehensive Borges resource online.

For the interested, the University of Iowa is compiling a very impressive, more academically focussed resource to incorporate scholarly discussion on Borges' work and, in the unforeseeable future, texts of his work at the Borges Center.

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