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Seven Conversations with Jorge Luis Borges

Seven Conversations with Jorge Luis Borges

(2010)
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These wide-ranging conversations have an exceptionally open and intimate tone, giving us a personal glimpse of one of the most fascinating figures in contemporary world literature.

Interviewer Fernando Sorrentino, an Argentinian writer and anthologist, is endowed with literary acumen, sensitivity, urbanity, and an encyclopedic memory of Jorge Luis Borges' work (in his prologue, Borges jokes that Sorrentino knows his work "much better than I do"). Borges wanders from nostalgic reminiscence to literary criticism, and from philosophical speculation to political pronouncements. His thoughts on literature alone run the gamut from the Bible and Homer to Ernest Hemingway and Julio Cortázar. We learn that Dante is the writer who has impressed Borges most, that Borges considers Federico García Lorca to be a "second-rate poet," and that he feels Adolfo Bioy Casares is one of the most important authors of this century. Borges dwells lovingly on Buenos Aires, too.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: Seven Conversations With Jorge Luis Borges
Author(s): Jorge Luis Borges, Fernando Sorrentino, Clark M Zlotchew
ISBN: 0-87875-214-5 / 978-0-87875-214-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Whitston Pub Co Inc
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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Seven Conversations with Jorge Luis Borges
Author(s): Fernando Sorrentino
ISBN: 1-58988-060-9 / 978-1-58988-060-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Seven Conversations with Jorge Luis Borges
Author(s): Fernando Sorrentino
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
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