Jorge Luis Borges: Selected PoemsJorge Luis Borges
Universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered hiself to be first and foremost a poet. This collection of his poetry, the largest ever to be assembled in English (alongside the original Spanish), includes scores of pieces that have never previously been translated. Selected from a lifetime’s work, the poems explore themes that preoccupied Borges; the enigma of time and history; the metaphysics of Schopenhauer and Berkeley; the cult of his ancestors and his “mysterious habit called Buenos Aires’; and the imagery of mirrors, mazes and swords. The brilliance of the original Spanish is in each case matched by luminous English versions by an impressive array of translators including Willis Barnstone, Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, and John Updike.
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