Conversations, Volume 1

Conversations, Volume 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857423986
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,282,797
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine writer, poet and philosopher, is best known for his books Ficciones and The Aleph. Osvaldo Ferrari is a poet, essayist and university professor. Jason Wilson is emeritus 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.

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1899

Date of Death:

June 14, 1986

Place of Birth:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Place of Death:

Geneva, Switzerland


B.A., Collège Calvin de Genève, 1914

Table of Contents

Prologue by Jorge Luis Borges

Prologue by Osvaldo Ferrari

Argentinian Identity

The Eternal Traveller

Order and Time

Borges and the Public

How a Borges Text Is Conceived and Written

A Geographic and Intimate South

Conrad, Melville and the Sea

On Politics

Macedonio Fernández and Borges

Borges with Plato and Aristotle

Art Should Free Itself from Time

Tigers, Labyrinths, Mirrors and Weapons

Kafka Could Be Part of Human Memory

Modernismo and Rubén Darío

Doubts about a Personal Divinity

Concerning Love

On Friendship with Alfonso Reyes

The East, I Ching and Buddhism

About Dreams

Concerning Ricardo Güiraldes

On Humour

Concerning Henry James

On Conjecture

Westerns or Cinema Epics

Lugones, That Austere, Heartbroken Man

Classics at the Age of 85

Dante, an Infinite Reading

Realist and Fantasy Literature

Silvina Ocampo, Bioy Casares and Juan R. Wilcock

On History

The Affinity with Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

The Detective Story

On Friendship with Pedro Henríquez Ureña

Memories of Libraries, Cockpits and Strange Poems

An Evocation of Kipling

Borges and Memory

The Florida and Boedo Groups and the Sur Magazine

About Dialogues

On Gauchesque Poetry

Sonnets, Revelations, Travels and Countries

Ethics and Culture

Two Trips to Japan

Evaristo Carriego, Milonga and Tango

Scandinavian Mythology and Anglo-Saxon Epics

Borges and Alonso Quijano

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