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Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. A decade before writing his earliest stories, Borges published his first book of poems. And even in that precocious debut, the twenty-four-year-old poet claimed for himself the principal themes that would preoccupy him for the next half century: the cult of his ancestors and his "mysterious habit called Buenos Aires"; the enigma of time and the many yesterdays of history; the metaphysics of Schopenhauer and Berkeley; the now-familiar mirrors, mazes, and swords.<P>This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems — the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated. Edited by Alexander Coleman, the selection draws from a lifetime's work — from Borges's first published volume of verse, Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923), to his final work, Los conjurados, published just a year before his death in 1986. Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions rendered by a remarkable cast of translators: Willis Barnstone, Alexander Coleman, Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, Kenneth Krabbenhoft, Eric McHenry, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Hoyt Rogers, Mark Strand, Charles Tomlinson, Alan S. Trueblood, and John Updike.<P>When Penguin published Andrew Hurley's new translation of Borges' Collected Fictions last year, the book was hailed in The New York Times as "an event, a cause for celebration". Now, the celebration continues with Selected Poems, the second installment in Penguin's three-volume edition of Borges' collectedworks in English.

Synopsis:

This unparalleled and long-overdue volume of poetry is by "the most important Spanish writer since Cervantes" (Mario Vargas Llosa). First serial to "New Yorker, Harper's, " the "New York Review of Books, " the "Los Angeles Book Review" and the "New Criterion."

Synopsis:

Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems--the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated. Edited by Alexander Coleman, the selection draws from a lifetime's work--from Borges' first published volume of verse, Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923), to his final work, Los Conjurados, published just a year before his death in 1986. Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions by a remarkable cast of translators, including Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, Charles Tomlinson, and John Updike.

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.

Table of Contents

Jorge Luis Borges: 20 Selected Poems From San Martin Copybook

Prologue

The Mythical Founding of Buenos Aires

The Flow of Memories

Deathwatch on the Southside

Northern Suburb

From The Maker

For Leopoldo Lugones

The Maker

Dreamtigers

A Yellow Rose

Parable of Cervantes and Don Quixote

Paradiso, XXXI, 108

Parable of the Palace

Everything and Nothing

Ragnar&ouml;k

Borges and I

Poem of the Gifts

The Hourglass

Chess

Mirrors

The Moon

Rain

The Other Tiger

The Borges

Ariosto and the Arabs

Embarking on the Study of Anglo-Saxon Grammar

Luke XXIII

Adrogu&eacute;

Ars Poetica

Museum

On Scientific Rigor

Quatrain

Boundaries

The Poet Proclaims His Renown

The Generous Friend

Le Regret D' H&eacute;raclite

Epilogue

From The Self and the Other

Prologue

The Cyclical Night

Of Heaven and Hell

Conjectural Poem

Poem of the Fourth Element

To a Minor Poet of the Greek Anthology

A Page to Commemorate Colonel Sy&aacute;rez, Victor at Jun&iacute;n

Matthew XXV: 30

The Dagger

Compass

A Poet of the Thirteenth Century

A Soldier of Urbina

Limits

Baltasar Graci&aacute;n

A Saxon (A.D. 449)

The Golem

A Rose and Milton

Readers

John I: 14

Waking Up

To One No Longer Young

Alexander Selkirk

Odyssey, Book Twenty-three

To a Minor Poet of 1899

Texas

Poem Written in a Copy Of Beowulf

To a Sword at York Minster

Emanuel Swedenborg

Jonathan Edwards

Emerson

Camden, 1892

Paris, 1856

The Enigmas

The Instant

1964

The Stranger

To Whoever Is Reading Me

The Alchemist

Someone

Everness

Oedipus and the Enigma

Spinoza

Elegy

Adam Cast Fourth

To a Coin

Ode Written in 1966

Dream

The Sea

A Morning of 1649

To a Saxon Poet

To the Son

From For Six Strings

Where Can They Have Gone?

Milonga of Manuel Flores

A Blade in the Northside

Milonga of Don Nicanor Paredes

Milonga of Albornoz

From In Praise of Darkness

Prologue

Cambridge

New England, 1967

James Joyce

The Labyrinth

Things

Ruba&iacute;y&aacute;t

June, 1968

The Guardian of the Books

Invocation to Joyce

Two Versions of "Knight, Death, and the Devil"

Fragments from an Apocryphal Gospel

His End and His Beginning

In Praise of Darkness

From The Gold of the Tigers

Prologue

Tankas

Susana Bombal

The Blind Man

The Search

1971

Things

A Bust of Janus Speaks

Poem of Quantity

The Watcher

To the German Language

1891

The Dream of Pedro Henr&iacute;quez Ure&ntilde;a

The Palace

Hengist Wants Men (A.D. 449)

To a Cat

The Gold of the Tigers

From The Unending Rose

Prologue

I

The Dream

Browning Resolves to Be a Poet

The Suicide

To the Nightingale

I Am

A Blind Man

1972

Elegy

The Exile (1977)

Talismans

The Unending Rose

From The Iron Coin

Prologue

Nightmare

M&eacute;xico

To Manuel Mujica Lainez

Herman Melville

The Moon

To Johannes Brahms

To My Father

Remorse

Baruch Spinoza

To a Version of I Ching

You Are Not the Others

The Iron Coin

From The History of the Night

Inscription

Alexandria A.D. 641

Alhambra

Music Box

I Am Not Even Dust

Iceland

Gunnar Thorgilsson (1816-1879)

Things That Might Have Been

The Mirror

A Saturday

The Causes

Adam Is Your Ashes

History of the Night

From The Limit

Inscription

Prologue

Descartes

The Two Cathedrals

Beppo

On Acquiring an Encyclopedia

That Man

Two Forms of Insomnia

The Cloisters

Note for a Fantastic Story

Epilogue

Happiness

The Maker

Yesterdays

Nostalgia for the Present

Poem

Inferno, V, 129

Fame

The Just

The Accomplice

Shinto

The Limit

From Atlas

My Last Tiger

From Los Conjurados

Inscription

Prologue

Christ on the Cross

The Afternoon

Elegy for a Park

Clouds (I)

Clouds (II)

The Leaves of the Cypress

The Web

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140587210
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Author:
Coleman, Alexander
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - Spanish
Subject:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
106-558
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.22x5.82x1.30 in. 1.16 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This unparalleled and long-overdue volume of poetry is by "the most important Spanish writer since Cervantes" (Mario Vargas Llosa). First serial to "New Yorker, Harper's, " the "New York Review of Books, " the "Los Angeles Book Review" and the "New Criterion."
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Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems--the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated. Edited by Alexander Coleman, the selection draws from a lifetime's work--from Borges' first published volume of verse, Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923), to his final work, Los Conjurados, published just a year before his death in 1986. Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions by a remarkable cast of translators, including Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, Charles Tomlinson, and John Updike.
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