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By Jorge Luis Borges

Borges On Writing

In 1971, Jorge Luis Borges was once invited to preside over a chain of seminars on his writing at Columbia collage. This e-book is a checklist of these seminars, which took the shape of casual discussions among Borges, Norman Thomas di Giovanni--his editor and translator, Frank MacShane--then head of the writing application at Columbia, and the scholars. Borges's prose, poetry, and translations are dealt with individually and the booklet is split accordingly.

The prose seminar relies on a line-by-line dialogue of 1 of Borges's so much detailed tales, "The finish of the Duel." Borges explains how he wrote the tale, his use of neighborhood wisdom, and his attribute approach to concerning violent occasions in an actual and ironic approach. This shut research of his equipment produces a few illuminating observations at the position of the author and the functionality of literature.

The poetry part starts with a few common feedback by means of Borges at the want for shape and constitution and strikes right into a revealing research of 4 of his poems. the ultimate part, on translation, is an exhilarating dialogue of the way the paintings and tradition of 1 state might be "translated" into the language of another.

This e-book is a tribute to the bright craftsmanship of 1 of South America's--indeed, the world's--most distinct writers and gives important perception into his idea and his method.

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