Jorge, where have you been all my life? Borges is a writer I've been aware of for decades, but I never read any of his work. I can't tell you why, either. He just never found his way into my hands until this weekend, when I picked up Mighty Reader's copy of Labyrinths. Gosh, I say. This is cool stuff. Like Nabokov but without the contempt. Let's see how I feel after reading the whole thing. I am sad that Borges didn't write any novel-length fiction; his short stories are brilliant.