“The Intruder” by Jorge Luis Borges and Natalie Bookchin

Screen capture from “The Intruder” by Jorge Luis Borges and Natalie Bookchin. White background with gray-colored text in prose and a brown basinet on the right-side bottom corner. Text: “People say (but this is unlikely) that the story was first told/ by Eduardo, the younger of the Nelsons, at the wake of his/ elder brother Cristián, who died in his sleep sometime back in/ the nineties out in the district of Morón. The fact that/ someone got it from someone else during the course of that/ drawn-out and now dim night, between one sip of mate and/ the next, and told it to Santiago Dabove, from whom I heard/it. Years later, in Turdera, where the story had taken place, I heard it again. The second and more elaborate version closely/ followed the one Santiago told, with the usual minot vaiations/ and discrepancies. I set down the story now because I see/ in it, if I’m not mistaken, a brief and tragic mirror of the character of those hard-bitten men living on the edge of Buenos Aires/ before the turn of the century (…)”
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