Borges and Me: An Encounter

Jay Parini

Borges and Me: An Encounter

Borges and Me: An Encounter

Jay Parini
Kovakantinen
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Arvioitu toimituspäivä: 8.10.2021 - 26.10.2021
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Tuotetiedot

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    • Kustantaja Doubleday Books
    • ISBN 9780385545822
    • Tuotekoodi 9780385545822
    • Kirjoittajat Jay Parini
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 18.08.2020
    • Sivumäärä 320
    • Asiasanat Literary Figures; Personal Memoirs; Needlework - Lace & Tatting
    • Pituus (mm) 187.96
    • Leveys (mm) 129.54
    • Korkeus (mm) 30.48
    • Paino (g) 0.408

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An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir.

This is a jewel of a book. --Ian McEwan

In 1971 Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student of literature at University of St Andrews in Scotland; he was also in flight from being drafted into service in the Vietnam War. One day his friend and mentor, Alastair Reid, asked Jay if he could play host for a visiting Latin American writer while he attended to business in London. He agreed--and that writer turned out to be the blind and aged and eccentric master of literary compression and metaphysics, Jorge Luis Borges. About whom Jay Parini knew precisely nothing. What ensued was a seriocomic romp across the Scottish landscape that Borges insisted he must see, all the while declaiming and reciting from the literary encyclopedia that was his head, and Jay Parini's eventual reckoning with his vocation and personal fate.

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Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Doubleday Books
    • ISBN 9780385545822
    • Tuotekoodi 9780385545822
    • Kirjoittajat Jay Parini
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 18.08.2020
    • Sivumäärä 320
    • Asiasanat Literary Figures; Personal Memoirs; Needlework - Lace & Tatting
    • Pituus (mm) 187.96
    • Leveys (mm) 129.54
    • Korkeus (mm) 30.48
    • Paino (g) 0.408

Tuotekuvaus

An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir.

This is a jewel of a book. --Ian McEwan

In 1971 Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student of literature at University of St Andrews in Scotland; he was also in flight from being drafted into service in the Vietnam War. One day his friend and mentor, Alastair Reid, asked Jay if he could play host for a visiting Latin American writer while he attended to business in London. He agreed--and that writer turned out to be the blind and aged and eccentric master of literary compression and metaphysics, Jorge Luis Borges. About whom Jay Parini knew precisely nothing. What ensued was a seriocomic romp across the Scottish landscape that Borges insisted he must see, all the while declaiming and reciting from the literary encyclopedia that was his head, and Jay Parini's eventual reckoning with his vocation and personal fate.

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