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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Reviews - What do customers think about Obra Poetica (Volume 1)?
Please Reprint This Amazing Book! Jun 24, 2000
I can really only comment on two poems in this book because my Spanish is not very good. The two poems I speak of are I and II of "Two Enlgish Poems" and they are two of my favorite poems. They read almost like wedding vows only they are those of a dark poet to an unknown (probably not a single person.) If you can check this book out of a library, then do by all means and run on your way. Better yet, wait for a Borges fall night and stroll under the wet moonlight. Just don't miss it.
Sacred poet's book Aug 19, 1996
Jorge Luis Borges build up himself a Literary Man, he readed all books that worth to be readen, but Borges did not build up a Poet, his destiny was to become a poet, and he honour this destiny, Obra Poetica is a Boook of books -in the same way that El Cantar de los Cantares, really means-, and Borges Th Poet of poets. Obra Poetica holds the treasure of magic, of sadness,and often the gold of joy, this book teach what a Poet should be (verbigratia what a Man should be). A reader must deserve the privilege of piering into this book.
Jorge Luis Borges se erigió a si mismo como un hombre de letras, leyó asi mismo todos los libros que merecen ser leidos; pero lo que Borges no hizo fue erigirse poeta; su destino fue, ser un poeta y Borges honró ese destino. Obra Poética es el Libro de libros -a la manera del Cantar de los Cantares- y Borges el Poeta de poetas. Obra Poética encierra el tesoro de la magia, el tesoro de la tristeza y a menudo el oro de la dicha, este libro enseña lo que un poeta debe ser (verbigracia lo que un Hombre debe ser): El lector debe merecer el privilegio de asomarse a este libro.