Author: Jorge Luis Borges | Czeslaw Milosz | Kathleen Raine | D T Suzuki | Eugene Taylor | Wilson van Dusen | Colin Wilson

Editor: James F Lawrence

Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation

Date of Publication: 1995

Place of Publication: West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Pages: 208

Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm

Language: English

ISBN: 978-087785149-3


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This collection of essays highlights the influence of Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) on art, spirituality and culture. Opening with an essay by Spanish-language writer and metaphysician Jorge Luis Borges, from which the collection draws its name, the volume includes a description of Swedenborg’s influence on Fyodor Dostoevsky by Czeslaw Milosz; a look at Swedenborg from a mystical perspective from Wilson Van Dusen; the Transcendentalist connection with Ralph Waldo Emerson in an essay by Eugene Taylor; and Buddhist scholar D T Suzuki describes similarities between Swedenborg’s philosophy and Buddhism. Essays by Kathleen Raine on Swedenborg’s poetic influence and Colin Wilson on the psychological perspective on Swedenborg’s visions round out the collection.


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Dimensions 21.5 × 14.0 cm


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