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El Libro De Arena/ the Book of Sand (Ancora y Delfin) [Hardcover]

El Libro De Arena/ the Book of Sand (Ancora y Delfin) [Hardcover]

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El Libro De Arena/ the Book of Sand (Ancora y Delfin) by Jorge Luis Borges

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Pages   188
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Destino Ediciones
ISBN  8423338711  
ISBN13  9788423338719  

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More About Jorge Luis Borges

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1989 and was 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 Publisher's 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 (eventually the list included both Oxford and Cambridge), that he was to receive from the English-speaking world. In 1971 he also received the fifth biennial Jerusalem Prize and in 1973 was given one of Mexico's most prestigious cultural awards, the Alfonso Reyes Prize. In 1980 he shared with Gerardo Diego the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish world's highest literary accolade. Borges was Director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973.
Efrain Kristal (editor, introducer, notes) is a professor of Spanish and comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of books on both Jorge Luis Borges and Mario Vargas Llosa. He lives in Los Angeles.
Suzanne Jill Levine (general editor) is a professor of Latin American literature and translation studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the distinguished translator of such innovative Spanish American writers as Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Manuel Puig, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Julio Cortazar. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Jorge Luis Borges was born in 1899 and died in 1986 and has an academic affiliation as follows - New Directions.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Authors, A-Z > ( B ) > Borges, Jorge Luis
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Latin American

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El Argumento Imposible  Apr 14, 2001
"El Libro de Arena" nos presenta a Borges en todo su esplendor, como cuentista de una imaginación extraordinaria y un control magistral sobre el lenguaje y los argumentos. Estos ultimos usualmente tan retorcidos y sofisticados que podrìan compararse, en intensidad y sofisticación mental, a un estilo platonico de encrucijadas filosoficas o al famoso metodo-critico paranoico de Dali.

Este compendio parece ser la continuacion obligada y obvia de "Artificios". En ambos libros, Borges utiliza su maestria literaria- acaso tambien academica e intelectual -para plasmar diferentes tópicos como la fragmentación del tiempo como vehículo para autocontemplarse en asincronía ("El otro"), el enigma que encierra la idea una sola palabra omipotente ("Undr" y "El Espejo"), objetos inconcebibles y misticos ("El disco" y "El Libro de Arena"), el misterio de una Secta intangible y eterna ("La secta de los treinta"), o la utopía de una empresa que solamente puede cumplir su objetivo mediante su disolución ("El Congreso").

En cada cuento, la pluma de Borges esta presente, inigualable, inconfundible, incisiva... La tensión y la resolución de las tramas reciben el distintivo toque borgeano; ese toque magico que nos sorprende, nos confunde, nos asombra a cada instante.

En suma, "El Libro de Arena" es un libro indispensable para todo lector avido de fantasias y enigmas, retos e incognitas... pero escrito con el distintivo genio de Borges que con una precision casi epigramatica, elabora cada cuento con la diligencia y constancia de un albañil, así como con la precisión y planeamiento de un arquitecto. El poeta Borges, asoma solo subrepticiamente ("Ulrica"), endulzando esta monumental obra y llevándola a un climáx de literatura.


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