Selected Non-fictions

Selected Non-fictions

Book - 1999
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This unique volume presents a Borges almost entirely unknown to American readers: his extraordinary non-fiction prose. Borges' unlimited curiosity and almost superhuman erudition become, in his essays, reviews, lectures, and political and cultural notes, a vortex for seemingly the entire universe: Dante and Ellery Queen; Shakespeare and the Kabbalah; the history of angels and the history of the tango; the Buddha, Bette Davis, and the Dionne Quints.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 1999.
ISBN: 9780670849475
0670849472
Branch Call Number: 864/Borge 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xvi, 559 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Weinberger, Eliot

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Mar 12, 2016

A book that is comprised of short pieces, none of which ever bore the reader. I read it sequentially, but there would be no loss if one dipped into it here and there.

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