By Jorge Luis Borges

ISBN-10: 0880013680

ISBN-13: 9780880013680

Borges On WritingIn 1971, Jorge Luis Borges used to be invited to preside over a chain of seminars on his writing at Columbia college. This booklet 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 software at Columbia, and the scholars. Borges's prose, poetry, and translations are dealt with individually and the e-book is split accordingly.The prose seminar relies on a line-by-line dialogue of 1 of Borges's such a lot targeted tales, "The finish of the Duel." Borges explains how he wrote the tale, his use of neighborhood wisdom, and his attribute approach to touching on violent occasions in an actual and ironic means. This shut research of his tools produces a few illuminating observations at the position of the author and the functionality of literature.The poetry part starts with a few normal comments via Borges at the desire for shape and constitution and strikes right into a revealing research of 4 of his poems. the ultimate part, on translation, is a thrilling dialogue of ways the artwork and tradition of 1 nation might be "translated" into the language of another.This publication is a tribute to the intense craftsmanship of 1 of South America's--indeed, the world's--most amazing writers and gives worthwhile perception into his thought and his approach.

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