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A personal anthology by Jorge Luis Borges
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A personal anthology (edition 1967)

by Jorge Luis Borges

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After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work--short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant "sketches,” which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters. In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their "sympathies and differences.” A Personal Anthology, therefore, is not merely a collection, but a new composition.… (more)
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A collection, edited and arranged by the author, of his favorite writings. It's described as being for a "reader who seeks a representative sampling of the great writer" and a "standard introduction to Borges in [English]."
I'd agree - there's a good mix here of short stories, essays and poetry. Some are well-known works which I've read more than once before' some more obscure (at least to me.)
As always, Borges' writing is lyrical, beautiful and thought-provoking.
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1 vote AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
There are two very sad lines in the poem `Limits': `Among the books in my library (I have them before me)/There are some I shall never reopen'.
2 vote jon1lambert | Sep 21, 2009 |
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Arbasino, AlbertoContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work--short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant "sketches,” which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters. In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their "sympathies and differences.” A Personal Anthology, therefore, is not merely a collection, but a new composition.

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