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  • Published: 29 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143105695
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $24.99

On Mysticism



An unprecedented collection of the visionary Argentine writer’s meditations on the mystical realm

Jorge Luis Borges immersed himself and his readers in metaphysical fantasies—playing reason against faith, belief against logic. His profound knowledge of eastern religions was an endless source of inspiration for his writing. On Mysticism—edited by Borges’s widow, Maria Kodama—brings together a stunning group of prose pieces and poems that speak to this signature theme of his writing, from some of his most celebrated works to others that appear here in English for the first time. Together they yield valuable insights into the most ineffable dimension of his writing, illuminating the inimitable rewards of this literary visionary, a wisdom writer whose belief in the magic of words has made him beloved around the world. 

  • Published: 29 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143105695
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays and short stories before his death in Geneva in 1986. He was director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973. Mario Vargas Llosa, in a tribute to Borges, has written: 'His is a world of clear, pure, and at the same time unusual ideas expressed in words of great directness and restraint. [He] was a superb storyteller. One reads most of Borges' tales with the hypnotic interest usually reserved for reading detective fiction...'

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