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Borges: Selected Poems

Borges: Selected Poems
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN 13: 9780140587210
ISBN 10: 140587217
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $23.00

An unparalleled and long-overdue volume of poetry by "the most important Spanish writer since Cervantes"(Mario Vargas Llosa).

Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems—the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated. Edited by Alexander Coleman, the selection draws from a lifetime's work—from Borges' first published volume of verse, Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923), to his final work, Los conjurados, published just a year before his death in 1986. Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions by a remarkable cast of translators, including Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, Charles Tomlinson, and John Updike.

"A surfeit of riches. . . . Jorge Luis Borges' poetry alone would be enough to underwrite his immense reputation." — San Francisco Chronicle

Exquisitely packaged edition with French flaps and rough front, quality paper stock.

One of the twentieth century's greatest writers, Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) published numerous collections of poems, essays, and fiction. He received the Jerusalem Prize and the Alfonso Reyes Prize.

Alexander Coleman is Professor Emeritus of Portuguese and Spanish Studies at New York University.