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Di Giovanni, Norman Thomas

Overview
Works: 62 works in 272 publications in 6 languages and 5,874 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Bestiaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PQ7797.B635, 863
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Most widely held works about Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
 
Most widely held works by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni
The book of sand by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories was written by the author when he was in seventies whilst he was coming to terms with his blindness
Borges on writing by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on transcripts of discussions between Borges, Di Giovanni, MacShane, and students in the graduate writing program at Columbia University in 1971
In search of duende by Federico García Lorca( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celeste goes dancing, and other stories : an Argentine collection( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lesson of the master : on Borges and his work by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Jorge Luis Borges by his long-time friend and collaborator. Jorge Luis Borges - Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer - is widely considered one of the giants of 20th-century world literature. Norman Thomas di Giovanni worked alongside Borges for a number of years creating English translations of his work, the only translations personally overseen by Borges himself. In The Lesson of the Master, a memoir and essays, he writes about his time with Borges but also offers us a unique insight on the man and his work. It is an indispensable volume for Borges readers and his growing legion of students and scholars
Selected poems, 1923-1967 by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A universal history of infamy by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of Borges's four volumes of short stories. It was originally written for publication in an Argentinian newspaper of the 1930s as light entertainment, but has now become a landmark in the history of Latin American literature
Georgie & Elsa : Jorge Luis Borges and his wife the untold story by Norman Thomas Di Giovanni( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Borges, by his translator. Jorge Luis Borges, known as Georgie to his friends, married Elsa Astete Millan in 1967. Borges was sixty-eight years old at the time of the wedding; Elsa, a widow, with a son in his twenties, was eleven years younger. It proved to be a tempestuous and eventful marriage that would leave an indelible mark on the remainder of Borges' life, but their relationship has been largely glossed over by previous biographers. This is because the one person who knew all the details has refused to speak about it. Until now. Norman Thomas di Giovanni worked with Borges in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Buenos Aires from late 1967 to 1972 and thereafter sporadically until Borges's death in 1986. During their first period together di Giovanni spent more time with the couple than did almost anyone else. He was privy to the private side of their relationship and to its sudden decline. It was di Giovanni who helped the demoralized Borges by organizing and arranging his divorce and at the same time rescuing his library and smuggling him out of Buenos Aires to avoid the wrath of Elsa and her lawyers. The book is based on the author's extensive collection of original material in the form of diaries, notebooks, letters, manuscripts, and photographs, most of which has never before been seen. It provides a unique insight into one of the few true geniuses of literature
After the despots : Latin American views and interviews by Andrew Graham-Yooll( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews om politik og litteratur med Jorge Luis Borges, Daniel Moyano, Mario Benedetti, Jorge Amado, Jorge Edwards, Isabel Allende, Ariel Dorfman, Augusto Roa Bastos, Mario Vargas Llosa, Claribel Alegria, Graham Greene, Carlos Fuentes, Margo Glantz, og Guillermo Cabrera Infante
The Aleph and other stories, 1933-1969, together with commentaries and an autobiographical essay by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borges tradition( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In memory of Borges( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of imaginary beings by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book of imaginary beings is Borges's whimsical compendium of more than a hundred of "the strange creatures conceived down through history by the human imagination." Imbued with Borges's characteristic wit and erudition, this unique contribution to fantasy literature ranges widely across the world's mythologies and literatures to bring together in one delightful encyclopedia the fantastical inventions drawn from the Kabbalah, Homer, Pliny, Confucius, Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and C.S. Lewis, among others. Here readers will find the familiar and expected Dragons and Centaurs, Unicorns and Gnomes, as well as the less familiar and altogether unexpected Animals That Live in the Mirror, The Elephant That Prefigured the Birth of Buddha, the Hairy Beast of La Ferte-Bernard, and other undeniably curious creatures. Throughout, Borges's cunning and humorous commentary is sheer delight." "For this new illustrated edition of The Book of Imaginary Beings, Viking has paired Andrew Hurley, the acclaimed translator of Borges's Collected Fictions, with award-winning illustrator Peter Sis, whose original drawings appear throughout the book. The result is a wonderful work - an Alice-Through-the-Looking-Glass menagerie, which should appeal to fantasy fans of all stripes and ages."--Jacket
The flight of the tiger by Daniel Moyano( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El vuelo del tigre (1981?), an allegorical, satirical novel by the Argentine Moyano, recounts the militaristic takeover of an Andean village. Bizarre, often surreal plot; oppressors are percussionists, villagers resist through music. Useful translator's afterword sets work in political and historical context of Argentina's Dirty War. Skillful, knowledgeable translation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Autobiografía : 1899-1970 by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Spanish and Polish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an autobiographical essay first published in English in the "New Yorker" in 1971, the Argentine author discusses the major stages of his life, his travels, and his blindness, with an emphasis on his development and recognition as a writer
Cántico, a selection by Jorge Guillén( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty Spanish poems with English translations
Doctor Brodie's report by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven short stories set in Buenos Aires. In "The Gospel according to Mark" a visitor dallies with conversation and is too successful; in "The Intruder" two brothers fall in love with the same woman and seek, tragically, for a solution; and in the title story David Brodie, a Scottish missionary, tries to understand the customs of the Yahoos
Hand in hand alongside the tracks and other stories : contemporary Argentine stories( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elogio dell'ombra by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In search of duende
Alternative Names
Di Giovanni, Norman T. 1933-

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Norman Thomas di Giovanni American translator and editor

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Borges on writingIn search of duendeCeleste goes dancing, and other stories : an Argentine collectionThe lesson of the master : on Borges and his workSelected poems, 1923-1967A universal history of infamyThe book of imaginary beingsThe flight of the tiger