Borges : A Life

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A portrait of the Latin-American writer and poet draws on interviews and previously unavailable sources to cover such topics as Borges's ancestry in Argentina, the passions and challenges that marked his life, and the evolution of his political ideas. Reprint.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 154 x 242 x 30mm | 698.54g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0143035568
  • 9780143035565
  • 2,089,667

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The best guide to the intertwined life and writings of the most important Spanish- language author of the twentieth century. ("Los Angeles Times Book Review") An altogether first-rate biography. (Christopher Hitchens, "The Atlantic Monthly")
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About Edwin Williamson

Edwin Williamson is the author of the Penguin History of Latin America and other books on both Latin America and the Golden Age of Spain. He is the King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish in the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Exeter College.
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