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Interview with Borges (Spanish with English subtitles)
On this date Borges died (1899 – 1986).
Frye in conversation with David Cayley:
Cayley: I believe some of your literary productions as an undergraduate were satires. You were attracted to this form of [Menippean] satire?
Frye: I was always attracted to that form, because at that time certainly, I knew more about ideas than I did about people. If someone like Borges had been known to me at the time, I would have tried to pick up that kind of tradition, I think. (Northrop Frye in Conversation, 71)