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Biblioteca Personal (Biblioteca de Autor)

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At the time of his death, Borges had written the prologues to 64 works of the 100 he had selected as his personal favorites. These short pieces are testimonials to his literary range and depth.
Paperback, 174 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Continental Book Company (first published 1975)
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Hugo
Oct 31, 2015 Hugo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
"Um livro é uma coisa entre outras coisas, um volume perdido entre os volumes que povoam o indiferente Universo, até que encontra o seu leitor, o homem destinado aos seus símbolos. Acontece então a emoção singular chamada beleza, esse mistério belo que nem a psicologia nem a retórica decifram (...) Oxalá que sejas o leitor que este livro aguardava." J.L.B.
Rosa Ramôa
Oct 19, 2014 Rosa Ramôa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amamos o que não conhecemos, o já perdido.
O bairro que já foi arredores
Os antigos que não nos decepcionaram mais
porque são mito e esplendor.
Os seis volumes de Schopenhauer que jamais terminamos de ler.
A saudade, não a leitura, da segunda parte do Quixote.
O oriente que, na verdade, não existe para o afegão, o persa ou o tártaro.
Os mais velhos com quem não conseguiríamos
conversar durante um quarto de hora.
As mutantes formas da memória, que está feita do esquecido.
Os idiomas que mal deciframos.
Um o
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Carlos Soto
Aug 21, 2013 Carlos Soto rated it it was amazing
La colección de libros presentados en esta obra constituye parte de la "biblioteca personal" de Jorge Luis Borges. Parte, porque al momento de su muerte sólo había completado sesenta y cuatro títulos de los 100 que había planificado.En el prólogo de la obra, Borges declara: "Que otros se jacten de los libros que les ha sido dado escribir; yo me jacto de aquellos que me fue dado leer". Y deja dicho: "No sé si soy un buen escritor; creo ser un excelente lector". Indudablemente fue un excelente esc ...more
Elisa
Nov 05, 2012 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¿Quién mejor para recomendar libros que Borges?
Y muchos que ni los más ávidos lectores, estoy segura, han siquiera oído mencionar. De pasada aprendemos un poco de la vida de cada autor, escrita de manera concisa pero jugosa.
En resumen, este es el libro ideal para leer otros libros.
Me decepcionó, sin embargo, que no mencionara a una sola mujer.
João Paulo
Genial. Un libro sobre libros. Lo leí casi como si leyera una novela. He demorado, he vuelto muchas páginas y subrayado buena parte de sus páginas. El metalenguaje, hipertexto y sobre todo la pasión por la lectura que tenía Georgie, demostrados en este libro, me fascinaron. Borges, probablemente sin quererlo, es un héroe.
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Sí, Borges sólo alcanzó a escribir 64 prólogos porque lo alcanzó la muerte. Nunca sabremos cuáles eran los 36 autores restantes. Aunque estoy segura/¡apuesto lo que sea! (se vale especular) que si pudo haber una autora esa seguro fue Murasaki Shikibu. El gran Borges no podría haberla dejado fuera. =) haha
Stipe
Jun 17, 2013 Stipe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, 2013
Great book with short essays about some books Borges think are must-read. I'll definitely read something from his list in future.
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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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