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Sobre o sonho e outros diálogos

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Nate nel 1984 dagli incontri radiofonici con il giornalista e poeta argentino Osvaldo Ferrari, queste Conversazioni vertono sui più diversi argomenti culturali e, dietro l'apparente divagare, offrono una testimonianza degli interessi e dell'intelligenza di uno dei protagonisti del Novecento. Un autoritratto di Borges più arguto, capace di un discorrere piano ma all'occasio ...more
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Published 2009 by Editora Hedra (first published February 1st 2002)
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Vivek Tejuja
Reading conversations with writers is fun. It is the best thing ever according to me. Their views, thoughts, expressions, blatantly calling out bull shit sometimes and most importantly their perspectives are to be cherished and worth going back to every once a while.

For me, reading about conversations with Jorge Luis Borges was a stunning experience. He doesn’t leave any stone unturned. His conversations are with Osvaldo – a poet and a university professor.

Jorge Luis Borges has always been my
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Dec 11, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is based on a series conversations Borges had on Argentine radio. The conversations are uneven. When he discusses other authors Borges is at his best. Discussing politics he becomes a little more dull.
Mike
Jun 08, 2015 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fun read. It's an ongoing conversation in short increments. Conversations gives an insight into a world class author's opinions. It was delightful to hear two extremely intelligent people discussing literature. Borges has all this wisdom and insight for the human experience through words. After reading this book I felt like I had taken a masterclass in Argentine literature. Borges mentions many of his contemporaries and their literary accomplishments many of whom I added to my TBR ...more
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Dec 19, 2015 Arthur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These are conversations Borges had with Osvaldo Ferrari over the radio in 1984 or so. They were recorded and published in Borges's lifetime. Of course, they talk about a wide variety of subjects. Many of the talks are on Argentine literature and writers. Most of the writers mentioned lived in the early 20th century and were unfamiliar to me. Having read about them here, I was then able to look them up elsewhere. So I was able to expand my knowledge of Latin American literature a little bit.
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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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