Borges on the Demonic Origin of Nightmares.
by Estéban Trujillo de Gutiérrez
“In all of these words there is an idea of demonic origin, the idea of a demon who causes the nightmare. I believe it does not derive simply from a superstition. I believe that there is–and I speak with complete honesty and sincerity–something true in this idea.”
–Jorge Luis Borges, “Nightmares,” Seven Nights, 1984, pp. 28-9.