Faulkner novel, 1936
fish in Egyptian mythology
Spanish traveller and writer born in Tolosa (1059-1126). Author of Siradj-el-Moluk.
mentioned in Margaret Smith's The Persian Mystics
Syrian translator of Aristotle, c. 870-940
Fishburn and Hughes: "A Syrian translator of Aristotle. According to Renan, Averroes based his work on Aristotle partly on this translation." (2)
character in Bustos Domecq story, owner of taxi cabs
Abu'l-Baka Salih ar-Rundi, Arabic poet who may have influenced Jorge Manrique
character in Borges story about Averroes.
Fishburn and Hughes: "Perhaps an allusion to Aboul-Hosein Ibn Djohein who, according to Renan, reproached Averroes for straying from his faith." (2)
12th century poet
Abu-l-Fida Isma'il ibn 'Ali 'Imad-ud-Dni, Arabian historian and geographer, 1273-1331
Fishburn and Hughes: "The name commonly given to the Arab geographer and historian Abu al-Fida. Abulfeda's two major works, History of Mankind and Location of the Countries, were much used by orientalists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." (2)
character in the Arabian Nights
Jack London, novel, 1913.
the Argentine literary academy, to which Borges was admitted in 1962
Academie Française, academy of the French language, founded in 1635
Academie Goncourt, a literary society founded by the will of Edmond de Goncourt, began to function in 1903
mentioned by Suárez Lynch
A lay educational institution for the wealthy society of Buenos Aires.
dance academy in Montevideo, discussed by Vicente Rossi in Cosas de negros
Swedish Academy, selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature