19 March 2015 | Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
On Thursday 19 March, we will be launching Imaginal Landscapes: reflections on the mystical visions of Jorge Luis Borges and Emanuel Swedenborg, the new book by leading Borges scholar, William Rowlandson.
In Imaginal Landscapes William Rowlandson offers a brief but deep-reaching study of the often unknown appreciation that the Argentine short story writer Jorge Luis Borges had for Emanuel Swedenborg, showing how the Swedish visionary’s influence has gone a long way to explain Borges’s preoccupations with parallel existences, the infinite, and the mystery of language. Delightfully written, and steeped in a wonderful sense of curiosity, Imaginal Landscapes cements Rowlandson’s position as one of the UK’s leading scholars on Borges, and raises important questions about the criteria we often use to assess the lives and works of those thinkers and writers who have come to be labelled as mystics.
More details of the launch night will be announced shortly. Admission is free, but please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0207 405 7986.