In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. Jorge Luis Borges wrote playful and deeply imaginative short stories that explored philosophy, paradox and the nature of existence. Penguin Modern Classics publish all of his most famous works, including Labyrinths, The Aleph and Fictions. This collection includes seven classic Borges tales which intrigue, inspire and mesmerize through their singular genius.
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Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He died in 1986. He has claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century.
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Book Description Penguin, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141022132