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I very much like this entry. Kipling is absolutely immersive, and it is good to be reminded of his art. As for Borges, along with Pablo Neruda, he is one of the geniuses about which I feel least friendly. Marvelous art and a terribly questionable human being. He was all to Anglophile and cozy with fascists for my liking. I dare say that comes out in some of his works, particularly the short stories. Finally, meditating on early mankind is one of my favorite occupations. More recently, I have become fascinated by the advanced civilization of Mesopotamia, which had its whole cosmology and brilliance for 3000 years prior to the Judeo Christian era. Babylon! Now there’s a place in the past I would love to visit! Warm regards, maestro.

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