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El estudio de Jorge Luis Borges sobre "Evaristo Carriego" - poeta argentino que disfruto de popularidad a principios de siglo - no es un simple ejercicio critico-biografico ni un conjunto de estampas costumbristas, sino que late en el el proposito de recrear el desconocido medio que rodeo la ninez aislada у protegida de su autor. Obra "menos documental que imaginativa", en ...more
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published May 16th 1984 by Dutton Books (first published 1930)
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May 15, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borges, biography
Originally, when I read this biography of Argentinean poet Evaristo Carriego, I gave it only three stars. As part of my preparation for visiting Argentina, I have been seeking out Jorge Luis Borges's earlier works, if only to see how the colossus of his later years rose from uncertain beginnings as a regional Porteño author of the 1920s. Now that I have read more of his work, I see in Evaristo Carriego a fault line between the Borges that was and the Borges that was to be. I can almost pinpoint ...more
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Apr 02, 2014 Jerry Guimarães rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Borges se vale de resenhas ao poeta entrerriano Evaristo Carriego para discorrer, em livro homônimo (1930), acerca do que seria uma "argentinidade". Com interpolações posteriores de sua própria mão, além da anexação de duas cartas escritas por leitores dispostos a lhe oferecer variantes de uma luta de facas contada por Borges na "Historia del Tango", o autor se pergunta nesses dois tempos o que é ser essencialmente argentino: buscar vincular-se à figura mítica do gaucho que despreza as cidades e ...more
Mar 07, 2016 Thomas rated it it was ok
Finished on Tulum beach. Some interesting passages that portray the history and the sense of tango as a fight, and the atmosphere of a Buenos Aires growing into its identity. Spanish not good enough to truly appreciate. 4
Sin duda lo mejor del libro es la historia del tango que Borges escribe hacia el final de la obra.
Dec 08, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: stories
Everything is “Historia del tango” and nothing hurts.
Mar 16, 2009 Dan rated it liked it
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One chapter catalogs various inscriptions found on horse-drawn wagons, which inscriptions Borges likens to coats of arms. Another chapter supplies variant tellings of a story that illustrates courage—here, Borges’s text resembles works which trace the dissemination of urban legends.
La mejor parte es la dedicada a la historia del Tango, interesante saber sus orígenes aunque algo difusos por lo menos se ve su origen popular. También El Puñal es de lo que más me gustó.
Aug 22, 2008 Lotuslily3 is currently reading it
Borges is fucking awesome! I have not read much of his work, but his 1st person reflections always seem so precise in imagery and poeticism.
Nov 16, 2010 _topo_ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tango
Nel capitolo sulla storia del tango espone l'idea che il tango ha una indole rissosa oltre a quella sensuale. Non ce ne eravamo accorti.
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Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (Spanish pronunciation: [xoɾxe lwis boɾxes], Russian: Хорхе Луис Борхес) was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires. In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. He also worked as a libra ...more
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