Borges

He was not working for posterity or even for God, whose literary tastes were unknown to him


The Borges Bookstore
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Schoenhof’s Books – This New England bookseller specializes in foreign-language titles.

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Specific Older Titles

Works by Borges – Fictions, essays, lectures & conversations.

Works about Borges – Criticism & biography.

Multimedia – Books-on-Tape, films, documentaries & music.

Tributes to Borges – Homages, & fiction with Borges as a character.

Recent Borges Titles

Viking Centennial Editions:

Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges(Preface), Andrew Hurley (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1998
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Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges(Preface), Andrew Hurley (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1998
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Selected Poems
Jorge Luis Borges, Alexander Coleman (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1999
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Selected Poems
Jorge Luis Borges, Alexander Coleman (Editor) / Paperback / Published 2000
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Selected Non-Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges, et al / Hardcover / Published 1999
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Other

This Craft of Verse
Jorge Luis Borges / Hardcover / Published 2000
Our Price: $18.36
From Kirkus Reviews 2000: "An elegant and deftly woven five-part lecture series that uses philosophic, etymological, and personal inquiry to offer an erudite and coherent exposition on the power and limitations of language with regard to the crafting of poetry. Argentine magical realist Borges delivered these lectures at Harvard in 1967-68 and the tapes were subsequently lost. Edited by Harvard professor Calin-Andrei Mihailescu, these heretofore unpublished lectures provide a uniquely personal glimpse into the questions and riddles that preoccupied one of the most fascinating literary minds of the 20th century. The first four lectures grapple with the problematic notions of metaphor, translation, narration, and time, while the fifth ("A Poet's Creed") is an autobiographical account of his literary awakening and development (complete with a reading list). For these investigations, Borges draws on a mind-boggling body of works, from Keats, Baudelaire, Plato, and Cervantes to Rafael Cansinos-Asséns, Omar Khayyám, Chuan Tzu, and Lucan, and from literary traditions as disparate as Norse mythology, the Kabbalah, and Indian philosophy. Perhaps most impressive is the way Borges manages, through a delicate balance of humility and clarity, to make his vast literary resources available to a lay audience. It is that same humility, however, manifest in the self-effacing disclaimers that qualify so many of his observations ("I am sure you know much more about these things than I do," "I think you are quite mistaken if you admire my writing," etc.), that interrupts the otherwise almost seamless marriage of logic to reference, painting this collection with a disconcerting veneer of artifice. His engaging and seemingly simple tone is a double-edged sword that both renders him accessible and simultaneously diffuses the impact of some of his boldest and most interesting arguments-such as postmodernism signifying the death of the novel and the history of literature impeding the appreciation of beauty. A fascinating journey that weaves together the familiar and the unfamiliar in literature to cast old questions in a new light and supplement our understanding of a complex literary mind."

Into the Looking Glass Wood: Essays on Books, Reading, and the World.
Alberto Manquel / Paperback / Published 2000.
A book of pieces by the author of A History of Reading, this work contains the essay "Borges in Love."

Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art (Texas Pan American Series)
Gene H. Bell-Villada / Hardcover / Published 2000
Our Price: $45.00
"Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His Fiction has introduced the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new information that has become available since Borges' death in 1986. In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and Peronism and Borges' personal experiences of love and mysticism, as well as revised interpretations of some of Borges' stories. As before, the book is divided into three sections that examine Borges' life, his stories in Ficciones and El Aleph, and his place in world literature."

Humor in Borges (Humor in Life and Letters Series)
Rene De Costa / Hardcover / Published 2000
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With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires: A Memoir
Willis Barnstone / Paperback / Published 2000
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Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to His Mind and Art (Texas Pan American Series)
Gene H. Bell-Villada / Paperback / Published 2000
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The Secret Books
By Jorge Luis Borges, Sean Kernan; Harcover, $28.00

Forthcoming Borges-related Titles

Jorge Luis Borges (Bloom's Biocritiques)
by Harold Bloom (Editor), et al (February 2004)

The Aleph and Other Stories
by Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley (August 2004)

Universal History of Iniquity
by Andrew Hurley (Translator), Jorge Luis Borges (August 2004)

Borges' Travel, Hemingway's Garage: Secret Histories
by Mark Axelrod (Author) (April 2004)


–Allen B. Ruch
21 January 2004


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