The family travelled widely in Europe, including stays in Spain. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Philosophical implications[ edit ] Borges' story raises many philosophical questions of Self and epistemology.
Gutre, who is the overseer of the premises, lives there with his son and a girl of questionable paternity. All three are notably primitive in appearance and in their ability to express themselves verbally. In that environment, Baltasar is to learn lessons about life that he has never before suspected.
A few days after arriving, Daniel must leave for the capital, but Baltasar chooses to stay behind with his textbooks.
No sooner is Daniel gone than the stifling heat gives way to a cold rain and the river overflows its banks. It is thus that the four come into close contact with one another. Shadows on the Pampas, and the document of the Gutre family history, both of which they receive rather unenthusiastically, and later from the Bible, specifically the Gospel of Mark, which conversely sparks an unexplained interest.
In the meantime, Baltasar has become cognizant of certain changes in his own physiognomy and attitude that have taken place during his stay at the ranch.
Matters that he would formerly have considered trivial have come to acquire significance. Furthermore, he grows nostalgic for Buenos Aires and his family, from which he feels increasingly separated. One day, the girl brings to Baltasar an injured lamb that he cures using medicine rather than the spiderwebs she had intended to apply to the wound.
Mysteriously, the family thereafter begins to follow Baltasar, both figuratively they follow his orders and literally from room to room. They clean away his crumbs at the table, speak of him with respect, and provide him with coffee.
When they ask him to reread the Gospel, he reflects that they have asked him to do so because they are like children who prefer repetition to variation and novelty.
On Tuesday, Baltasar dreams of the Flood, and on Thursday, the girl comes to him and loses her innocence. She says nothing to him nor does she kiss him. For some reason, he knows that he will not relate this episode to anyone in Buenos Aires.
The following day, Friday, the father asks questions about Christ that Baltasar answers, albeit with uncertainty. After a final rereading of the Gospel and a sleep interrupted by hammering and vague premonitions, Baltasar is crucified by the three Gutres.De Acevedo Laprida died of pulmonary congestion in the house where his grandson Jorge Luis Borges was born.
Borges's own father, Jorge Guillermo Borges Haslam (24 February – 14 February )  was a lawyer, and wrote a novel El caudillo in Relatives: Leonor Acevedo Suarez (mother), Norah Borges (sister). The Gospel According To Mark By Jorge Luis Borges; Read by Paul Theroux 1 |MP3| Approx.
22 Minutes [UNABRIDGED] Podcaster: Fiction (a New yorker Podcast) Podcast: October 15th Espinosa, a medical student, discovers that traditional religious ideals overcome the morality of human beings. The Use of Metafiction in Borges’s Ficciones Essay Metafiction in Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges Borges’ use of metafiction in the compiled short stories of “Ficciones”, shows a different type of narrative technique - The Use of Metafiction in Borges’s Ficciones Essay introduction.
"Borges and I" (originally in Spanish "Borges y Yo") is a short story by the Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. It is one of the stories in the short story collection, The Maker (originally in Spanish El Hacedor), first published in Jorge Luis Borges's "The Gospel According to Mark" Jorge Luis Borges's "Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth" Jorge Luis Borges's "The Immortal".
The Gospel According to Mark - Jorge Luis Borges. STUDY. PLAY. None of his efforts really succeed until he begins to read St Mark's Gospel to the illiterate family. This apparently catches their imagination, and they begin to hurry their meal in order for the reading to start.
Baltasar Espinosa, a medical student in Buenos Aires, is invited.