Selected Nonfictions, Volume 1

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Viking, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 559 pages
18 Reviews
This unique volume presents a Borges almost entirely unknown to American readers: his extraordinary non-fiction prose. Borges' unlimited curiosity and almost superhuman erudition become, in his essays, reviews, lectures, and political and cultural notes, a vortex for seemingly the entire universe: Dante and Ellery Queen; Shakespeare and the Kabbalah; the history of angels and the history of the tango; the Buddha, Bette Davis, and the Dionne Quints.

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User Review  - Mark Sacha - Goodreads

Borges had a brilliant mind, and he demonstrated a love for literature (specifically classical and fantastic literature) that's almost touching. However, I'm not convinced that he makes a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

Another Borges book. Another 5 stars. I mean this man is so brilliant I'm starting to turn into a dithering fanboy when reading his books. Now, I've only actually owned this book for a couple of days ... Read full review

Contents

After Images
10
A Profession of Literary Faith
23
The Duration of Hell
48
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

One of the twentieth century's greatest writers, Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) published numerous collections of poems, essays, and fiction, Director of the National Library of Buenos Aires from 1955 to 1973, Borges was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from both Columbia and Oxford. He received various literary awards over the course of his career, including the International Publisher's Prize (which he shared with Samuel Beckett in 1961), the Jerusalem Prize, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize.

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