The Resource Borges : a life, James Woodall

Borges : a life, James Woodall

Label
Borges : a life
Title
Borges
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
James Woodall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jorge Luis Borges is one of the seminal figures in twentieth-century literature. His influence on the art of narrative and on the very way people think about writing has been incalculable. All postwar fiction, from Garcia Marquez to Fuentes, Updike to Barth, Calvino to Eco, bears Borges's imprint - in spite of the fact that Borges did not write a single novel."--BOOK JACKET. "Borges: A Life is the first biography to be written in English since Borges died, and from it emerges a picture of a complex man who neither courted fame nor acknowledged the literary revolution he set in motion. Based on firsthand research in Buenos Aires, James Woodall's portrait depicts the Borges the world never saw: the young pamphleteering poet obsessed by Walt Whitman and Argentine slang; the sexually timid intellectual falling disastrously in love just as he was writing his finest prose; the guru of Latin American letters whose sole aim in old age was domestic happiness. Casting new light on the background to the stories and the poetry, James Woodall also looks at Buenos Aires itself, a city in one of the most dramatic periods of its history. At the center of Woodall's depiction are the two grand obsessions of Borges's life: his celibate love of women and his loathing of Argentina's most charismatic dictator, Juan Peron."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodall, James
Dewey number
  • 868
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7797.B635
LC item number
Z965 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borges, Jorge Luis
  • Authors, Argentine
Target audience
adult
Label
Borges : a life, James Woodall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The man in the mirror of the book. London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-311) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st. U.S. ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 333 p.
Isbn
9780465043613
Lccn
96047671
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM35792375
  • CARL035792375
Label
Borges : a life, James Woodall
Publication
Note
Originally published: The man in the mirror of the book. London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-311) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st. U.S. ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 333 p.
Isbn
9780465043613
Lccn
96047671
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM35792375
  • CARL035792375

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