Search Results: "Jorge Luis Borges"


BOOK REVIEW

JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR BORGES by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 23, 2013

"A sobering, even startling, view of an academic world that has fundamentally altered and softened in the last half-century."
Edited and translated transcripts of recordings of a university class in English literature taught in the fall of 1966 by the celebrated Argentinian author. Read full book review >

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THIS CRAFT OF VERSE by Jorge Luis Borges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fascinating journey that weaves together the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature to cast old questions in a new light and supplement our understanding of a complex literary mind."
An elegant and deftly woven five-part lecture series that uses philosophic, etymological, and personal inquiry to offer an erudite and coherent exposition on the power and limitations of language with regard to the crafting of poetry. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED FICTIONS by Jorge Luis Borges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Authoritative testimony to the virtues of eclecticism and cosmopolitanism, and a matchless gift to readers that belongs, as the old saying goes, in every library. (First serial to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Grand Street)"
Mirrors, labyrinths, libraries, gardens, doppelgÑngers, knife fights, and tigers recur memorably in these witty, colorful tales—which have exerted an incalculable influence on the past half-century's fiction. Read full book review >

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SELECTED NON-FICTION by Jorge Luis Borges
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 24, 1999

"Fresh translations, useful and unintrusive notes (editor Weinberger has also translated the poetry of Octavio Paz), several new pieces of writing, but not a leap into an altered vision of Borges. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Familiar essays and lectures by the great Argentine fantasist, plus many hitherto uncollected pieces. Read full book review >

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BORGES by Edwin Williamson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"A literary life of major importance, authoritatively told in an exceptionally fine biography."
An eminent Oxford scholar offers a trenchant analysis of the ethnic, historical-political, and cultural matrices that produced the late (1899-1986) Argentinean literary magus. Read full book review >

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LUCKY LUIS by Gary Soto
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The great illustrations would have benefited from simpler text. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young Latino rabbit must overcome a snack-based superstition in this baseball-centered picture book. Read full book review >

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THERE IS NO BORGES by Gerhard Kopf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1993

"A literary curiosity: intricate enough to be challenging, but ultimately too full of itself to sustain more than an academic interest."
Quirky flights of fantasy and the literary imagination—in which Borges is alternately a figure of substance and a fabrication—occupy this surreal tale of a disenchanted academic on a lecture tour of the Far East, from German novelist Kîpf in his US debut. Read full book review >

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LUIS PAINTS THE WORLD by Terry Farish
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A wistful snapshot of a young artist and his family. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-10)"
When his older brother, Nico, joins the Army, Luis picks up a paintbrush. Read full book review >

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BORGES AND THE ETERNAL ORANGUTANS by Luis Fernando Verissimo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2005

"Think Dan Brown is the craftiest cryptographer in town? Nevermore."
Murder at an Edgar Allan Poe symposium pairs a modest, middle-aged scholar with his aging idol, in an exquisite feat of literary legerdemain by Brazil's best-selling writer. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIENT OF LUIS MONTEZ by Manuel Ramos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"Ramos trades the intensity of Luis's first two cases (The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, 1994, etc.) for nonstop, pleasantly incredible action."
It's a great day for Denver attorney Luis Montez when his well-connected client Jimmy Esch, charged with cocaine possession, walks on a technicality—arresting officer Thomas Strayhorn changes his account of the bust on the stand—and Luis, still recovering from his secretary/lover Evangelina's defection, lets Jimmy's sister Lisa talk him into bed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >