Borges and the Eternal Orangutans

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New Directions Publishing, 2005 - Fiction - 135 pages
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Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold of his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation that involves arcane demons, the mysteries of the Kaballah, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee's theory of the "Eternal Orangutan," which, given all the time in the world, would end up writing all the known books in the cosmos. Verissimo's small masterpiece is at once a literary tour de force and a brilliant mystery novel.
  

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User Review  - Igor - Goodreads

Superbly written. If you like Borges and if you like Poe, you'll be glad you picked up this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Kyle Muntz - Goodreads

A great love letter to Borges and his work. Metaphysics, mysticism, gnostic conspiracies, the name of the God, and a mystery that ultimately doesn't have much to do with any of these things. It's a ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Luis Fernando Verissimo, son of writer Erico Verissimo, is one of Brazil's best-known literary figures . He is a cartoonist, saxaphone player, and the author of novels and newspaper cronicas. Margaret Jull Costa has translated the work of Jose Saramago, Eca de Queiroz, Fernando Pessoa, and Lidia Jorge, and a number of Spanish authors, most notably Javier Marias.

MARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.

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