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Description - On Writing by Jorge Luis Borges

Borges' On Writing is designed to offer a comprehensive and balanced account of the evolution of Borges' thinking on the craft of writing, an intense and perennial concern of his. Borges had a remarkable impact on writers in the USA, Britain, Italy, France and many other countries. His essays were perceived to have anticipated some of the principal topics of modern literary theory, from Russian formalism through to poststructuralism and postmodernism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143105725
ISBN-10: 0143105728
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 12-Aug-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1989 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publisher's prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill Foundation granted him its Annual Literary Award in 1966 for his "outstanding contribution to literature." In 1971 Columbia University awarded him the first of many degrees of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa (eventually the list included both Oxford and Cambridge), that he was to receive from the English-speaking world. In 1971 he also received the fifth biennial Jerusalem Prize and in 1973 was given one of Mexico's most prestigious cultural awards, the Alfonso Reyes Prize. In 1980 he shared with Gerardo Diego the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish world's highest literary accolade. Borges was Director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973. Suzanne Jill Levine (editor, introducer) is a professor of Latin American literature and translation studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the distinguished translator of such innovative Spanish American writers as Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Julio Cortazar. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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