Ojes de Tigre

ISBN-10: 0292715498

ISBN-13: 9780292715493

Edition: 1964

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Description: Dreamtigers has been heralded as one of the literary masterpieces of the twentieth century by Mortimer J. Adler, editor of Great Books of the Western World . It has been acknowledged by its author as his most personal work. Composed of poems, parables, and stories, sketches and apocryphal quotations, Dreamtigers at first glance appears to be a sampleralbeit a dazzling oneof the master's work. Upon closer examination, however, the reader discovers the book to be a subtly and organically unified self-revelation. Dreamtigers explores the mysterious territory that lies between the dreams of the creative artist and the "real" world. The central vision of the work is that of a recluse in the "enveloping serenity " of a library, looking ahead to the time when he will have disappeared but in the timeless world of his books will continue his dialogue with the immortals of the past Homer, Don Quixote, Shakespeare. Like Homer, the maker of these dreams is afflicted with failing sight. Still, he dreams of tigers real and imagined and reflects upon of a life that, above all, has been intensely introspective, a life of calm self-possession and absorption in the world of the imagination. At the same time he is keenly aware of that other Borges, the public figure about whom he reads with mixed emotions: "It's the other one, it's Borges, that things happen to."

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1964
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1899, Jorge Borges was educated by an English governess and later studied in Europe. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he helped to found several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library. With Samuel Beckett he was awarded the $10,000 International Publishers Prize in 1961, which helped to establish him as one of the most prominent writers in the world. Borges regularly taught and lectured throughout the United States and Europe. His ideas have been a profound influence on writers throughout the Western world and on the most recent developments in literary and critical theory. A prolific writer of essays, short stories, and plays, Borges's concerns are perhaps clearest in his stories. He regarded people's endeavors to understand an incomprehensible world as fiction; hence, his fiction is metaphysical and based on what he called an esthetics of the intellect. Some critics have called him a mystic of the intellect. Dreamtigers (1960) is considered a masterpiece. A central image in Borges's work is the labyrinth, a mental and poetic construct, that he considered a universe in miniature, which human beings build and therefore believe they control but which nevertheless traps them. In spite of Borges's belief that people cannot understand the chaotic world, he continually attempted to do so in his writing. Much of his work deals with people's efforts to find the center of the labyrinth, symbolic of achieving understanding of their place in a mysterious universe. In such later works as The Gold of the Tigers, Borges wrote of his lifelong descent into blindness and how it affected his perceptions of the world and himself as a writer. Borges died in Geneva in 1986.

Introduction
To Leopoldo Lugones
The Maker
Dreamtigers
Dialogue on a Dialogue
Toenails
The Draped Mirrors
Argumentum Ornithologicum
The Captive
The Sham
Delia Elena San Marco
Dead Men's Dialogue
The Plot
A Problem
A Yellow Rose
The Witness
Martin Fierro
Mutations
Parable of Cervantes and Don Quixote
Paradiso, XXXI, 108- Parable of the Palace
Everything and Nothing
Poem about Gifts
The Hourglass
The Game of Chess
Mirrors
Elvira de Alvear
Susana Soca
The Moon
The Rain
On the Effigy of a Captain in Cromwell's Armies
To an Old Poet
The Other Tiger
Blind Pew
Referring to a Ghost of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Odd
Referring to the Death of Colonel Francisco Borges (1835-1874)
In Memoriam: A. R.
The Borges
To Luis de Camodns
Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Odd
Ode Composed in 1960
Ariosto and the Arabs
On Beginning the Study of Anglo-Saxon Grammar
Luke XXIII
AdroguT
Ars Poetica
Museum
On Rigor in Science
Quatrain- Limits
The Poet Declares His Renown
The Magnanimous Enemy
The Regret of Heraclitus
Epilogue
Appendix: Some Facts in the Life of Jorge Luis Borges
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