Seven Nights

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New Directions Publishing, 1984 - Literary Collections - 121 pages
The seven lectures which make up this volume were delivered by Borges in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Coliseo, at intervals between June and August 1977. In an Epilogue to the first Spanish edition of the book, published in Mexico in 1980, Roy Bartholomew tells how the lectures were widely taped, appeared later as pirated records, and were widely in a cut and mangled form, in the literary supplement of a Buenos Aires newspaper.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Alastair Reid
1
The Thousand and One Nights
42
Buddhism
58
Poetry
76
The Kabbalah
95
Blindness
107
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

Poet and translator Alastair Reid lives in New York City.

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