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New Islands And Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0374528241

ISBN-13: 9780374528249

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jorge Luis Borges, Mar�a Luisa Bombal

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List price: $14.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 124
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
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…    

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