Selected Non-Fictions

Selected Non-Fictions

Borges, Jorge Luis (Edited by Eliot Weinberger)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date Published: 2000
Edition: Later printing
Binding: Paperback
Condition: As NEW
ISBN: 9780140290110
Book Id: 13881

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560pp. [21.5cm] Tan and black wrappers.

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From front inside flap: "It will come as a surprise to many readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges's extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry, but in variuos 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 Preon dictatorship; Borges the movie 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."