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Siete Conversaciones con Jorge Luis Borges (Grandes reportajes Serie Ayer y hoy)

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Hacia 1923 un muchacho miope y timido descubrio que la literatura y el proselitismo eran esencias claramente distinguibles; descubrio que la detallada descripcion de la pobreza o de la riqueza no siempre es apasionante; descubrio que la gramatica no es incompatible con la eficacia del estilo, que la imaginacion no dificulta la invencion de un relato, que el habito de leer ...more
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Published July 1996 by El Ateneo (first published 1973)
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Jim
Actually, four and a half stars.

There had (until his death in 1986) been an active cottage industry in Europe and America of trudging out to Buenos Aires and interviewing that Tiresias of world literature, Jorge Luis Borges. I have read so many of them, all the way from Paul Theroux's chapter in The Old Patagonian Express through various American university productions in which the old man said, essentially, what he thought his interviewers wanted him to say. For instance, with Theroux, Borges c
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Christian
Se lee fácil, porque Borges, conversando, es siempre fascinante. El problema fundamental y lo que uno hecha de menos, es la calidad del interlocutor. Acá Sorrentino le tira un tema y lo más valioso es la digresión continua de Borges. Pero si leíste otros libros de Borges (los ensayos, las clases, los diálogos con Ferrari), los temas se ponen un poco repetitivos. Me pregunto por qué Borges no dialogó con gente que le hiciera un poco más de sombra hacia el final de su vida. En vez de elegir interl ...more
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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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