Borges and Me

ISBN: 9781838850227 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Jay Parini Editură: Canongate Books Ediție: Main Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 320 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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In this evocative work of what the author in his Afterword calls 'autofiction' or 'a kind of novelised memoir', Jay Parini takes us back fifty years, when he fled the United States for Scotland. He was in frantic flight from the Vietnam War and desperately in search of his adult life. There, through unlikely circumstances, he met famed Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges.

Borges was in his seventies, blind and frail. Parini was asked to look after him while his translator was unexpectedly called away. When Borges heard that Parini owned a 1957 Morris Minor, he declared a long-held wish to visit the Scottish Highlands, where he hoped to meet a man in Inverness who was interested in Anglo-Saxon riddles. As they travelled, the charmingly garrulous Borges took Parini on a grand tour of western literature and ideas while promising to teach him about love and poetry. As Borges's world of labyrinths, mirrors and doubles shimmered into being, their escapades took a surreal turn.

Borges and Me is a classic road novel, based on true events. It's also a magical tour of an era - like our own - in which uncertainties abound, and when - as ever - it's the young and the old who hear voices and dream dreams.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jay Parini
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Canongate Books
Editia
Main
Inaltime
22
Latime
14.4
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
320
Subtitlu
An Encounter
Bic
BM, WTL
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