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  • Published: 28 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141183022
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $39.99

The Total Library

Non-Fiction, 1922-86



Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose. In THE TOTAL LIBRARY, more than 150 of Borges' 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. THE TOTAL LIBRARY presents Borges at once as a deceptively self-effacing guide to the universe and as the inventor of a universe that is an indispensible guide to Borges

  • Published: 28 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141183022
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $39.99

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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