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Brodie's Report

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ISBN-10: 0143039253

ISBN-13: 9780143039259

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley, Andrew Hurley, Andrew Hurley

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At the age of seventy, after a gap of twenty years, Jorge Luis Borges returned to writing short stories. In Brodies Report, he returned also to the style of his earlier years with its brutal realism, nightmares, and bloodshed. Many of these stories, including Unworthy and The Other Duel, are set in the macho Argentinean underworld, and even the rivalries between artists are suffused with suppressed violence. Throughout, opposing themes of fate and free will, loyalty and betrayal, time and memory flicker in the recesses of these compelling stories, among the best Borges ever wrote.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

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…    

Andrew Hurley is a professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Hurley is the author of Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 and Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis.

Introduction
In Praise of Darkness (1969)
Foreword
The Enthnographer
Pedro Salvadores
Legend
A Prayer
His End and His Beginning
Brodie's Report (1970)
Foreword
The Interloper
Unworthy
The Story from Rosendo Juarez
The Encounter
Juan Murana
The Elderly Lady
The Duel
The Other Duel
Guayaquil
The Gospel According to Mark
Brodie's Report
A Note on the Translation
Acknowledgments
Notes to the Fictions