Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Evaristo Carriego” as Want to Read:
Evaristo Carriego (Spisy #4)
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)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 289)
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
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
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.
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 ...moreMore about Jorge Luis Borges...
Other Books in the Series
Spisy (6 books)