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JORGE LUIS BORGES: SELECTED NON-FICTIONS - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Borges, Jorge Luis (Translated by Eliot Weinberger)

Published by New York City, NY: Viking, 1999
ISBN 10: 0670849472 / ISBN 13: 9780670849475
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Title: JORGE LUIS BORGES: SELECTED NON-FICTIONS - ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking, 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 559 pages. Published in 1999. Posthumous collection of the author's essays. One of the most important literary events of the last decade of the 20th century. Published as part of a landmark trilogy that will be definitive for the 21st. The Uniform Edition Series includes "Collected Fictions" (Volume 1), "Selected Poems" (Volume 2), and the present collection (Volume 3). The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover oriignal only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jorge Luis Borges' "Selected Non-Fictions" in a felicitous English translation. Universally acclaimed new translations that are destined for canonical status. "Jorge Luis Borges was our century's greatest miniaturist, perpetually cramming entire universes onto the head of a pin. Yet his splendid economy, along the wafer-thin proportions of such classic volumes as 'Ficciones' and 'Labyrinths', has given readers the impression that Borges was miserly with his prose. In fact, he was something of a verbal spendthrift. His collected stories alone run to nearly 1, 000 pages. And his nonfiction output was even more staggering: The young Borges cranked out hundreds of essays, book notes, cultural polemics, movie reviews, and even after he lost his sight in 1955, he continued to dictate short pieces by the dozens" (James Marcus). A sumptuous intellectual feast. An absolute "must-have" title for Jorge Luis Borges collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. Jorge Luis Borges' body of work is regarded by Harold Bloom, George Steiner, and Susan Sontag as among the canonical works of modern literature. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JORGE LUIS RBORGES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0670849472. Bookseller Inventory # 12339

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