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Borges on Writing

Borges on Writing

by Jorge Luis Borges, Jorge Luis Borges

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780880013680
Número de páginas: 176
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 5 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2021-04-14


Borges On Writing In 1971, Jorge Luis Borges was invited to preside over a series of seminars on his writing at Columbia University. This book is a record of those seminars, which took the form of informal discussions between Borges, Norman Thomas di Giovanni—his editor and translator, Frank MacShane—then head of the writing program at Columbia, and the students. Borges's prose, poetry, and translations are handled separately and the book is divided accordingly. The prose seminar is based on a line-by-line discussion of one of Borges's most distinctive stories, "The End of the Duel." Borges explains how he wrote the story, his use of local knowledge, and...