Borges, A Life

Borges, A Life

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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the Latin American writer and poet draws on interviews and previously unavailable sources to cover such topics as Borges' ancestry in Argentina, the challenges that marked his life, and the evolution of his political ideas.

Blackwell North Amer
Acclaimed as one of the great writers of the twentieth century, Jorge Luis Borges revolutionized the literature of Latin America almost single-handedly, as well as having a remarkable impact in Britain, France, Italy, the United States, and many other countries. He became famous for his astonishing tales of fantasy and metaphysics, but he was also a poet and essayist of formidable skill.
This is the first biography in any language to encompass the entire span of Borges's life and work, based on previously unknown or unavailable sources. It brings out the human side of Borges: his roots in Argentina, his relations with family and friends, in love and in despair. It charts the evolution of his political ideas: his early days as a cultural nationalist, his activities against Peron, his support for the Argentine military juntas during the Dirty War of the 1970s, and the pacifism he finally espoused. By correlating this new biographical information with Borges's literary texts, Edwin Williamson reconstructs the dynamics of his inner world - the conflicts, desires, and obsessions that drove the man and shaped his work.

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of the Latin-American writer and poet draws on interviews and previously unavailable sources to cover such topics as Borges's ancestry in Argentina, the passions and challenges that marked his life, and the evolution of his political ideas. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2004
ISBN: 9780670885794
0670885797
9780143035565
0143035568
Characteristics: xviii, 574 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm

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