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    DescriptionThe words of a genius: Borges at Eighty transcends our expectations of ordinary conversation. In these interviews with Barnstone, Dick Cavett, and Alastair Reid, Borges touches on favorite writers (Whitman, Poe, Emerson) and familiar themes labyrinths, mystic experiences, and death and always with great, throw-away humor. For example, discussing nightmares, he concludes, When I wake up, I wake to something worse. It s the astonishment of being myself. "

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    Borges at Eighty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jorge Luis Borges, By (author) Willis Barnstone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 186
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780811221214
    ISBN 10: 0811221210

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH, BGLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADSL
    DC22: 868.6209
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91, A2
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    BIC subject category V2: 2ADSL
    DC22: 868/.6209
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 868
    LC classification: PQ7797.B635 Z46 2013
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: DS
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    New Directions Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    26 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    One of the collection s most interesting aspects is the interaction of these incompatible elements: the obvious pleasure Borges takes in the opportunity to present himself for public consumption, and his reflexive skepticism about the necessary fraudulence of the writer as personality... The man we see in these eleven interviews is a person made of books, a librarian who often remarked that his idea of paradise was an endless library a sort of eternal busman s holiday. "