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An accessible, readable introduction to the life and work of celebrated Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges
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Jorge Luis Borges

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Overview

An accessible, readable introduction to the life and work of celebrated Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges
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Editorial Reviews

The Guardian - Ian Pindar
"Accessible. . . . Wilson examines the influence of Buddhism on Borges, and reveals how his unique writing style was shaped by early exposure to Europe, as well as the bitchy Buenos Aires literary scene."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861895905
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Series: Critical Lives
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jason Wilson is professor of Latin American literature at the University College, London. He is the author of Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics, An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation, and Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
 
1.  Buenos Aires to Palermo
2.  Geneva and Spain
3.  Buenos Aires, the Avant-garde and Literary Friendships
4.  The 1930s, Crisis and Accident
5.  The 1940s, War, Peronism and Writing
6.  From Blindness to Geneva
 
References
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements

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