Borges in 90 Minutes

  • by Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 1 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Weaving fiction with fact, fantastic matter with historical figures, Borges' frequent theme of a world where time, culture, and place converge is not only timely but pertinent in our advance toward globalization. Drawing from his multi-ethnic and -lingual upbringing in Argentina, Borges' focus on universal themes early on came to belittle the sentiments of racism and communism, earning him widespread recognition. His work is both timeless and touching, a product of deep suffering and incorrigible innocence. Borges in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Borges' life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man's struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Borges' chief works, a chronology of his life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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What the Critics Say

"A new-millenium version of Cliffs Notes...Breezy, chatty, and to the point. Perfect for those hungry for literature." (ForeWord)
"Promise[s] to get readers up to speed...in 100 pages or so with no dumbing down." (New York Times)

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Jorge Luis Borges

I learned of Borges by a reference in Stephen Mitchell's translation of the Bhagavad Gita; I am fascinated by his manipulation of time and reality. I enjoyed this book.
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- Amazon Customer "cfbmd"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.