We appreciate good hyperbole when we see it. So what do you think: Is Borges the 20th century’s best writer?
The BBC seems to think so.
[Fun, yet applicable fact: In 1961, Borges was catapulted onto the world stage when international publishers awarded him the first Formentor Prize for outstanding literary achievement.
He shared the prize with Samuel Beckett (the other authors on the shortlist were Alejo Carpentier, Max Frisch and Henry Miller)]