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Borges: Selected Non-Fictions: Volume 3

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It will come as a surprise to some readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges's extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry, but in the various forms of non-fiction prose. His thousands of pages of essays, reviews, prologues, lectures, and notes on politics and culture—though revered in Latin America and Europe as among his finest work—have scarcely been translated into English.

Selected Non-Fictions presents a Borges almost entirely unknown to American readers. Here is the dazzling metaphysician speculating on the nature of time and reality and the inventions of heaven and hell, and the almost superhumanly erudite reader of the world's literatures, from Homer to Ray Bradbury, James Joyce to Lady Murasaki. Here, too, the political Borges, taking courageous stands against fascism, anti-Semitism, and the Peron dictatorship; Borges the moive critic, on King Kong and Citizen Kane and the Borgesian art of dubbing; and Borges the regular columnist for the Argentine equivalent of the Ladies' Home Journal, writing hilarious book reviews and capsule biographies of modern writers.

The first comprehensive selection of this work in any language, Selected Non-Fiction presents over 160 of these astonishing writings, from his youthful manifestos to his last meditations on his favorite books. More than a hundred of these pieces have never before appeared in English, and all have been rendered in brilliant new translations by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger. This unique selection, the third and final volume in Penguin's centenary edition of the Collected Work in English, presents Borges as at once a deceptively self-effacing guide to the universe and the inventor of a universe that is an idispensable guide to Borges.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-547) and index.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140290110
Editor:
Weinberger, Eliot
Translator:
Allen, Esther
Translator:
Allen, Esther
Author:
Allen, Esther
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Author:
Levine, Suzanne Jill
Author:
Weinberger, Eliot
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Subject:
Central & South American
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 128
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.30x5.76x1.50 in. 1.34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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