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Borges, Jorge Luis (Translated by Eliot Weinberger). JORGE LUIS BORGES: SELECTED NON-FICTIONS. New York City, NY: Viking, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 559 pages. Fine/Fine.

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 printings. Presents 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, this is a "must-have" title for Jorge Luis Borges collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very 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. $70.00

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