Item description for Cuentos memorables segun Borges (Extra Alfaguara) (Spanish Edition) by Jorge Luis Borges...
In a 1935 magazine article, celebrated author Jorge Luis Borges explained why he chose Mary Sinclair s short story Donde su fuego nunca se apaga as the most memorable story he d ever read, while he mentioned 11 other of his personal favorites. Inspired by Borges statements in the article, this anthology gathers an array of magnificent short stories by authors such as Allan Poe, Conrad, Kipling, O Henry, among others. Description in Spanish: No s si soy un buen escritor; creo ser un excelente lector o, en todo caso, un sensible y agradecido lector. Esta frase de Borges, citada infinidad de veces, sigue reencontrando su sentido inequvoco El 26 de julio de 1935, en una seccin de la revista El Hogar titulada Un cuento, joya de la literatura, Borges explicaba por qu elega el relato de May Sinclair Donde su fuego nunca se apaga como el cuento ms memorable que haba ledo, al tiempo que mencionaba otros once. (ver reproduccin en la columna derecha) Esa declaracin ha inspirado la presente antologa, que rene un variado grupo de magnficos relatos.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.86" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
ISBN 9505117655 ISBN13 9789505117659
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More About Jorge Luis Borges
Jorges Luis Borgeswas 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. Peter Sis has received five New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year awards, a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and a Caldecott Honor. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003."
Jorge Luis Borges was born in 1899 and died in 1986 and has an academic affiliation as follows - New Directions.
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