Grimmelshausen picaresque novel, 1668, first of four novels about Simplicius Simplicissimus
Ibn Tufail, Spanish-Arabic novelist, 1100-85, author of the philosophical romance Hayy ibn Yaqzan, "The Living One, Son of the Waking One"
English poet, 1881-1938
city in Scotland
Abyssinia, ancient name for Ethiopia
character in Collins
Spanish rabbi, 1098-c.1167.
Fishburn and Hughes: "Judeo-Spanish poet and philosopher, born in Tudela when Andalusia was under Moslem rule. Known as "Admirable", he was much admired in his lifetime for his widespread learning and scholarly commentaries on the Old Testament. He also wrote religious and secular poetry in Hebrew." (1)
town on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, site of battle in 1798 in which English defeated in the French.
Fishburn and Hughes: "The scene of the battle of the Nile (1-2 August 1798), in which the English fleet under Nelson defeated the French." (1)
river in the Luján delta area of El Tigre
Jewish statesman, philosopher, theologian and commentator, 1437-1508
Biblical patriarch, sometimes Abram
prince in Celtic legend
Childhood friend of Borges in Geneva, later a lawyer and political figure, 1901-81.
Fishburn and Hughes: "A Jewish lawyer, writer and poet whom Borges met in the College of Geneva in 1914 and with whom he formed a lifelong friendship. During his stay in Spain, Borges frequently wrote to Abramowicz on literary matters. Borges once told the authors that he had written 'The Unworthy Friend' as a memento of Abramowicz and an expression of his feelings of unworthiness towards him." (1-2)
emanations of divine spirit, according to Basilidian Gnostics
Vilaseco poem, 1901