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The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 Jorge Borges
The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 Jorge Borges
The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 Jorge Borges
The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 Jorge Borges

The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 - Jorge Borges

London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper. Minor age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Though best known in the English-speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is equally revered in Latin America as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose. Now, with The Total Library, more than 150 of Borges’s most brilliant pieces are brought together for the first time in one volume — all in superb new translations. More than a hundred of the pieces have never previously been published in English.

Even Borges aficionados are sure to be amazed to discover the extent of the writer’s interests. Like the Aleph in his famous story — the magical point in a certain basement in Buenos Aires from which one can view everything in the world — Borges’s unlimited curiosity and almost superhuman erudition become, in his non-fiction, a vortex for seemingly the entire universe. He was equally at home with Schopenhauer or Ellery Queen, King Kong or the Kabbalists, Lady Murasaki or Alfred Hitchcock, Flaubert, the Buddha or the Dionne Quints.

The first comprehensive selection of his work in any language, The Total Library presents Borges at once as a deceptively self-effacing guide to the universe and the inventor of a universe that is an indispensable guide to Borges.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Quarter-bound White on Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xvi) 559 pages.
£104.00
The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 Jorge Borges