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Since 'Fictions' was first published in Britain in 1962, Jorge
Luis Borges - internationally recognised as one of the greatest short story
writers of the 20th century - has become a bestseller in English as well as
in Latin languages.
His triumphant visit to Britain in the late 1970s resulted in his lectures
having to be transferred to one of the largest halls in London to
accomodate the clamour to hear him. The enthusiasm for this master
myth-maker was largely among the young, who find an excitement in his work
that is very contemporary and it is this continued demand for his work that
has encouraged the ongoing success of 'Fictions' - a collection of 17 of
his best-known short stories.
This was the volume that made Borges famous outside his native Argentina.
He perfectly describes the puzzles of creating literature, the Labyrinth
that is the world we inhabit where every change of direction gives us a
different future life, where a book that does not exist except in the
imagination can be bought to life with the review of it. Clever, erudite,
witty and often wickedly surprising, Borges is one of the major twentieth
century literary figures, a must for every literate reader.
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Book Description Calder Publications, 1975. Condition: Very Good. New edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96299036