Borges in 90 minutes

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Ivan R. Dee, Dec 25, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 115 pages
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Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their lives and ideas to life in entertaining and accessible fashion. Far from being a novelty, each book is a highly refined appraisal of the writer and his work, authoritative and clearly presented. Applause for Paul Strathern's Philosophers in 90 Minutes series: Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.--Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

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I listened to the audiobook version of [i] Borges in 90 Minutes [/i]. Borges is one of my favorites and the lecture was a nice mixture of discussions of literature and biography. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Afterword
97
Chronology of Borges Life and Times
103
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists