The History of Literature

34 Borges and the Search for Meaning

March 14, 2016

When times are tough, what does literature have for us? Jacke takes a break from the history of literature to reflect on a death in his family, the loss of Sir George Martin, and some thoughts on the meaning of life from Umberto Eco and Jorge Luis Borges.  You can find more literary discussion at and more episodes of the series at Contact the host at [email protected] or by leaving a voicemail at 1-361-4WILSON (1-361-494-5766). Works Discussed: A Grief Observed (C.S. Lewis) Music Credits: “Handel – Entrance to the Queen of Sheba” by Advent Chamber Orchestra (From the Free Music Archive / CC by SA). “Danse Macabre – Sad Part” and “Lone Harvest” by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 “Pepperland” (Martin)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.