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5.0 out of 5 stars Borges the Philosopher, 5 Jun 2010
This review is from: The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Jorge Luis Borges has long been acknowledged as a master of short fiction writing; here he reveals himself to be equally adept in his non-fictional output which ranges across philosophical essays, biographies and literary criticism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Master of concision, 6 Feb 2000
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Dr. Gkw Koh "Gak" (Cambridge, England) - See all my reviews
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Borges was master of concision, and most pieces in this collection are no longer than 4 pages long. The collection is beautifully translated from the original Spanish into English, and miraculously manages to preserve Borges' voice. English-speaking readers will be unfamiliar with Broges' non-fiction, as he is known primarily as an author of fiction. "The Total Library" reveals to this reader that Borges was also an essayist on a par with Bacon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased to get this rare book, 28 May 2013
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I was concerned when it arrived because the pscking looked so flimsy. However, the book was intact and we are very pleased to have it. Quick service, too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars electric eclecticism, 6 Feb 2000
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Covering a wider range of topics than one would expect to find in one volume of non-fiction literature, The Total Library is a mine of extraordinary information, and Borges guides the reader through its twists and turns with typical style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful world of wide-ranging interest and erudition, 29 May 2000
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Dr. Sn Cottam "Steve the medic" (Preston, England) - See all my reviews
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No literary figure of the 20th century had wider or more eclectic interests than Jorge Luis Borges. The magical realism of his incomparable short stories and poems is reflected in the wide reading, thoughtful reflection and sheer intellectual exuberance of these essays. Brilliant!
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The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986 (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges (Paperback - 18 Jan 2001)
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