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Georgie and Elsa: Jorge Luis Borges and His Wife: &hellip by Norman Thomas di Giovanni
Readers who discover Borges find one of literature's most bizarre originals: an extraordinary, blind, Buenos Aires eccentric with an astonishing imagination, who produced some of the great works of the twentieth century, and whose dealings with the real world were often childlike, or bitchy, or just plain innocent. Yet there is no obviously good biography of him, and he left little autobiographical writing.

Hence the interest in this book. The writer, Norman Thomas di Giovanni, was a translator who started working with Borges in the late sixties/early seventies and it was he who helped the septuagenarian author reach the English-language market for the first time. He also… Read more
Richard Strauss (20th-Century Composers) by Tim Ashley
these are two separate books! one by Boyden and one by Tim Ashley. Can you seperate the two ISBNS so i can order Tim Ashley?? At the moment, it clicks through to Boyden's book. Also some of the reviews are for one book, some for the other
Salome: Wiener Philharmoniker (Bohm) [DVD] [2007] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Teresa Stratas
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing, 7 Sep 2014
This is a really beautiful account of Strauss's opera, and I'd just like to thank Amazon reviewers who highlighted its idiosyncratic qualities. This is not an opera house recording, this is a directed film, with an extraordinary central performance by Teresa Stratas. It is also MIMED, which I would not have been expecting without other reviewers pointing it out, so I am really grateful that I knew what I was getting. I have to say that this did not in any way interfere with my utter enjoyment of the DVD, but for some people I would so it's good to point it out. It certainly has touches of the 1970s - Salome's headpiece is very Blake's Seven - and the secondary singers are much less… Read more