This paper explores how Borges describes and interpret God with his short stories in which the protagonists experience God, aiming at the mystical characteristics of Borge, though the mainstream critics know him only as a writer of magic realism or post-modernism. Part I gives the definitions of mysticism and terms him a mystic thinker. Part II then judges that Borges has absorbed the essential knowledge of both eastern and western mystical traditions. Part III explores the mystical Borges by discussing his personal mystical experiences such as living as a blind man, dreaming and encountering “death”. Part IV explores Borges’ classic short stories in which the protagonists have a direct experience with God or the “oneness” with God. Part V lets the Borgian God and Seth’s “All That Is” explicate each other, proving how different “God” in Borges’ writing can be from the traditional God. Part VI then explores that on one hand how we can describe Borges as a mystic thinker, on the other how we may also term him as a Speaker (a term given by Seth) who keeps conveying the Reality of God to people.
淡江外語論叢=Tamkang Studies of Foreign Languages and Literatures 22，頁234-257