Borges, Stroumsa, & “le charme baroque des savoirs ésotériques”

How many fabulously learned books, which never mention Jorge Luis Borges, have been inspired by Borges’ fictions about learned books? This is Guy Stroumsa, in a soon-to-be-published memoir: “À la même époque [in the late 1960s], lisant Borges, je découvrais le charme baroque des savoirs ésotériques …” The rest of that fiction, we could say, is history.

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