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The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges

Williamson, Edwin

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521141370 / ISBN 13: 9780521141376
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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A comprehensive account of Borges's life and work, including his early and late poetry, and his hugely influential short stories. Editor(s): Williamson, Edwin. Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature. Num Pages: 266 pages. BIC Classification: 1KLSA; 2ADS; DSBH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 150 x 226 x 12. Weight in Grams: 434. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780521141376

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Synopsis: Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century and the most influential author in the Spanish language of modern times. He had a seminal influence on Latin American literature and a lasting impact on literary fiction in many other languages. However, Borges has been accessible in English only through a number of anthologies drawn mainly from his work of the 1940s and 1950s. The primary aim of this Companion is to provide a more comprehensive account of Borges's oeuvre and the evolution of his writing. It offers critical assessments by leading scholars of the poetry of his youth and the later poetry and fiction, as well as of the 'canonical' volumes of the middle years. Other chapters focus on key themes and interests, and on his influence in literary theory and translation studies.

Book Description: This is the most comprehensive account available of the work of one of the great writers of the twentieth century, by internationally renowned specialists. It includes chapters on Jorge Luis Borges's literary evolution, his hugely influential short stories, and on the extraordinary diversity of his literary themes and interests.

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