Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century and the most influential author in the Spanish language of modern times. He had a seminal influence on Latin American literature and a lasting impact on literary fiction in many other languages. However, Borges has been accessible in English only through a number of anthologies drawn mainly from his work of the 1940s and 1950s. The primary aim of this Companion is to provide a more comprehensive account of Borges's oeuvre and the evolution of his writing. It offers critical assessments by leading scholars of the poetry of his youth and the later poetry and fiction, as well as of the 'canonical' volumes of the middle years. Other chapters focus on key themes and interests, and on his influence in literary theory and translation studies.
Author: Edwin Williamson Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 01/20/2014 Pages: 268 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.25lbs Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.70d ISBN: 9780521193399
Review Citation(s): Choice 11/01/2014 pg. 451
About the Author Williamson, Edwin: - Edwin Williamson is the King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of The Penguin History of Latin America (updated and revised edition, 2009) and his acclaimed biography, Borges: A Life (2004), has been translated into several languages.