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Borges and His Fiction : A Guide to His Mind and Art - Gene H. Bell-Villada

Borges and His Fiction

A Guide to His Mind and Art

Paperback

Published: 1st February 2000
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From reviews of the first edition: "A compulsively readable account of the life and works of our greatest...writer of fantasy. With a keen appreciation of Borges himself and a pleasant disregard for the critical cliches, Bell-Villada tells us all we really want to know about the modern master-from pronouncing his name to understanding the stories." --New York Daily News

"Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English, Bell-Villada's excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and most generally helpful.... Lay readers and specialists alike will find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to Ficciones and El Aleph." --Choice

Since its first publication in 1981, Borges and His Fiction has introduced the life and works of this Argentinian master-writer to an entire generation of students, high school and college teachers, and general readers. Responding to a steady demand for an updated edition, Gene H. Bell-Villada has significantly revised and expanded the book to incorporate new information that has become available since Borges' death in 1986. In particular, he offers a more complete look at Borges and Peronism and Borges' personal experiences of love and mysticism, as well as revised interpretations of some of Borges' stories. As before, the book is divided into three sections that examine Borges' life, his stories in Ficciones and El Aleph, and his place in world literature.

From reviews of the first edition: "A compulsively readable account of the life and works of our greatest ... writer of fantasy. With a keen appreciation of Borges himself and a pleasant disregard for the critical cliches, Bell-Villada tells us all we really want to know about the modern master--from pronouncing his name to understanding the stories." New York Daily News "Of the scores of Borges studies by now published in English, Bell-Villada's excellent book stands out as one of the freshest and most generally helpful... Lay readers and specialists alike will find his book a valuable and highly readable companion to Ficciones and El Aleph." --Choice

Preface to the Revised Edition Preface to the 1981 Edition Acknowledgments Note on Page References Chronology Part I. Borges's Worlds 1. Buenos Aires and Beyond 2. A Sort of Life, a Special Mind 3. What Borges Did for Prose Fiction Part II. Borges's Fictions 4. The Apprentice Fiction Maker 5. Ficciones I: Doubles, Dreamers, and Detectives 6. Ficciones II: The World within a Book 7. El Aleph I: Doubles and Puzzles 8. El Aleph II: Tales of Action and Violence 9. El Aleph III: The Visionary Experience Part III. Borges's Place in Literature 10. Dreamtigers and Later Works: A Tentative Summation 11. Literature and Politics North and South 12. Borges as Argentine Author: And Other Self-Evident (If Often Ignored) Truths Abbreviations Notes Selected Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780292708785
ISBN-10: 0292708785
Series: Texas Pan American Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54