2015
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.10.003
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Robin McAllister

Abstract: An observer at Iguazu Falls tries to make sense of the inexpressible natural wonder through the texts of Jorge Luis Borges's essays and poems. Borges's paradoxes of time, immortality, and eternity give meaning to the vision, while the natural wonder gives substance to those idealist concepts derived from Berkeley. As a reader of Borges's fictions, I yield up my personal identity to an impersonal dreaming consciousness that resembles Berkeley's mind as a consciousness sustaining the reality I perceive. Borges…

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