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With Borges
ISBN: 9781846590054
April 2006
13 x 20 cm
104 pages

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Alberto Manguel is an internationally acclaimed anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor, and is the author of several award-winning books.

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With Borges

Alberto Manguel

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In 1964, in Buenos Aires, a blind writer in his sixties approached a sixteen-year-old bookstore clerk and asked if he would be interested in a part-time job reading aloud.

The writer was Jorge Luis Borges, one of the world's finest literary minds; the boy was Alberto Manguel, who would become a prolific, internationally acclaimed novelist, essayist and editor.

Manguel's reflections are part memoir, part biography and all celebration of the living quality of literature. This is a moving portrait of an enigmatic genius, replete with deep insight into Borges and the writers he most admired.


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'A moving and marvelous journey ... the reader is left with a warm fuzzy feeling, a sense of satisfaction and happiness as if one has just been in the presence of one of the greatest literary minds of the last generation.'

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Sometimes he himself chooses a book from the shelves. He knows, of course, where each volume is housed and he goes to it unerringly. But sometimes he finds himself in a place where the shelves are not familiar, in a foreign bookstore for instance, and here something uncanny happens.

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