Item description for Cuentos inolvidables segÃºn Julio CortÃ¡zar (Spanish Edition) by Jorge Luis Borges, Edgar Allan Poe & Truman Capote...
Every writer is first and foremost a reader and every reader holds a list of his favorite stories stories that live in our memory in spite of time, those that are indelible. This book gathers some of Julio Cortzar s favorites, from Borges, Capote, Hemingway, Onetti, Poe and Tolstoi among others. I ve often wondered what the power of certain unforgettable stories is... and yet these small, insignificant stories, these small grains of sand in the immense literary ocean, are living, beating inside of us. Description in Spanish: Todo escritor es primero un gran lector y todo lector tiene su coleccin de cuentos memorables, una lista con sus relatos favoritos, aquellos que le resultan los ms entraables, aquellos que perduran en su memoria a pesar del tiempo, esos cuentos que son, para cada lector, imborrables. Julio Cortzar tambin tena sus favoritos y as lo ha manifestado en numerosas entrevistas, cartas y en sus ensayos-conferencia publicados en Obra crtica. All escribe: Muchas veces me he preguntado cul es la virtud de ciertos cuentos inolvidables. En el momento los lemos junto con muchos otros, que incluso podan ser de los mismos autores. Y he aqu que los aos han pasado, y hemos vivido y olvidado tanto; pero esos pequeos, insignificantes cuentos, esos granos de arena en el inmenso mar de la literatura, siguen ah, latiendo en nosotros . Siguiendo a un lector atento y de gustos diversos este volumen rene a Jorge Luis Borges, Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, Felisberto Hernndez, Katherine Mansfield, Simenon, Juan Carlos Onetti, Edgar Alan Poe y Len Tolstoi, autores de estos que son, segn Cortzar, cuentos inolvidables.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
ISBN 9870405673 ISBN13 9789870405672
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More About Jorge Luis Borges, Edgar Allan Poe & Truman Capote
Jorges Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays and short stories, before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publishers' Prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill Foundation granted him its Annual Literary Award in 1966 for his "outstanding contribution to literature." In 1971 Columbia University awarded him the first of many degrees of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa that he was to receive from the English-speaking world. In 1971 he received the fifth biennial Jerusalem Prize and in 1973 was given the Alfonso Reyes Prize, one of Mexico's most prestigious cultural awards. In 1980 he shared the Cervantes Prize (the Spanish world's highest literary accolade) with Gerardo Diego. Borges was Director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973. In a tribute to Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa wrote: "His is a world of clear, pure, and at the same time unusual ideas...expressed in words of great directness and restraint. [He] was a superb storyteller. One reads most of Borges' tales with the hypnotic interest usually reserved for reading detective fiction..." Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico.
Jorge Luis Borges was born in 1899 and died in 1986 and has an academic affiliation as follows - New Directions.
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