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Borges and the eternal orangutans

Author: Luís Fernando Veríssimo; Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold if his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation that involves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luís Fernando Veríssimo; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 081121592X 9780811215923
OCLC Number: 60338868
Description: 135 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Borges e os orangotangos eternos.
Responsibility: Luis Fernando Verissimo ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

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"Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold if his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation that involves arcane demons, the mysteries of the Kabbala, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee's "Eternal Orangutan," which, given all the time in the world, would end up writing all the known books in the cosmos."--BOOK JACKET.

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