On Argentina

On Argentina

Book - 2010
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Borges' On Argentina provides vital information for anyone trying to come to grips with Latin American thought in the early twentieth century. The twenty selections chosen for this collection will flesh out the vision of the young Borges between 1925 and 1930. These essays constitute an important intellectual biography of one of the most influential Latin American authors of all time.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780143105732
Branch Call Number: 864.62/BORGES
Characteristics: xix, 167 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mac Adam, Alfred J. 1941-


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Jun 12, 2015

"A grandiose, vehement disbelief can be our great accomplishment."
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was nothing less than one of the quintessential 20th century writers and possibly the most influential Latin American writer this side of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. While his imagination was global, even cosmic, he was proud of his home country of Argentina and frequently wrote about. This collection brings together various pieces on his native land, including essays on the tango, the gaucho, card games, literature, and the criollos (immigrants from Spain). "I believe that if we lose ourselves in the voluntary dream called artistic creation, we will be Argentine and we will be, as well, good or adequate writers."


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