"A compulsively readable account of the life and works of our
greatest...writer of fantasy. With a keen appreciation of Borges
himself and a pleasant disregard for the critical clichés,
Bell-Villada tells us all we really want to know about the
modern master-from pronouncing his name to understanding the
-New York Daily News
"Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English,
Bell-Villada's excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and
most generally helpful.... Lay readers and specialists alike will
find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to
Ficciones and El Aleph."
Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His
Fiction has introduced the life and works of this
Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high
school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a
steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has
significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new
information that has become available since Borges' death in 1986.
In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and
Peronism and Borges' personal experiences of love and mysticism, as
well as revised interpretations of some of Borges' stories. As
before, the book is divided into three sections that examine
Borges' life, his stories in Ficciones and El
Aleph, and his place in world literature.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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