Borges: A Life

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This major new biography of Jorge Luis Borges reveals the human side of one of the key figures in twentieth-century culture. It shows Borges in love and despair, Borges's political passions, Borges against Peron. Drawing on fascinating new sources, the book will transform conventional views of this enigmatic genius.

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The best guide to the intertwined life and writings of the most important Spanish- language author of the twentieth century. ("Los Angeles Times Book Review") An altogether first-rate biography. (Christopher Hitchens, "The Atlantic Monthly")

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Edwin Williamson is the author of the Penguin History of Latin America and other books on both Latin America and the Golden Age of Spain. He is the King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish in the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Exeter College.

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