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The late Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer was a seminal figure in Latin American literature, but his influence spread well beyond the western hemisphere. Genius stood behind Borges' talent, as evidenced in every interview collected here. His absolute devotion to books and writing comes to the fore on every page, as does his devotion to Argentina and being Argentine. Discussion of the effects of his blindness on his lifestyle cannot be, and is not, avoided; and, of course, Borges could not be above politics, at least in his thinking, in a country where whoever is in charge has much to do with one's daily life. Any one interviewer can only hope to break the surface of Borges' labyrinthine mind, but in a series of interviews, with, as it happens here, so little duplication of questioning, much more depth and dimension can be illuminated. Brad Hooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jorge Puell April 11 2008
By Jorge Puell Ortiz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In a world where everyone is thinking about knowing the most hidden secrets of the life, Borges, when is asked to give some advice to the younger generation, only says:

I don't think I can give advice to other people. I've hardly been able to manage my own life. pp 75.

what a man.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Good Read Oct. 2 2000
By anon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This offers a series of interviews in chronlogical order (from 1966 until shortly before his death in '85) While he is good humored and self effacing he never lets you know more than he wants you to. There are also certain repetitons of ideas that occur, but anyone that has read Borges before will be used to that. To some extent it happans with most of the better writers in varying degrees anyways. Even with the repetitions it never comes across like he is doing memorized routines (which sometimes happans with William burroughs interviews)all in all important insight into the mind of an important writer.
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
He lived in literature and literature lived in him Oct. 20 2004
By Shalom Freedman - Published on Amazon.com
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He lived in Literature and Literature lived in him. Books were for him his truest friends and the secret intimates of his soul. When he spoke to another he spoke always to himself and to the books within him. But because he knew books so well and loved them so much all his speaking too became a book .And in the end even his final words there were books talking to books and talking to more books.

So for those of us who also love books , his particular love of books taught us so so much - but only in books.
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Borges! April 23 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Borges is great in in his writings, and almost as good in conversation. Witty, urbane, stylish, Borges shows that conversation can be as exciting as literature. Buy now!