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The perpetual race of Achilles and the tortoise

Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2010.
Series: Great ideas, 98.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English
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"In this collection of wise, witty and fascinating essays, Borges discusses the existence (or non-existence) of Hell, the flaws in English literary detectives, the philosophy of contradictions, and the many translators of 1001 nights. Varied and enthralling, these pieces examine the very nature of our lives, from cinema and books to history and religion"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN: 9780141192949 0141192941
OCLC Number: 620294379
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Notes: "Taken from The total library: non-fiction 1922-1986 first published by Allen Lane 1999"--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 126 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The perpetual race of Achilles and the tortoise --
The duration of Hell --
A defense of Basilides the False --
The translators of The thousand and one nights --
The labyrinths of the detective story and Chesterton --
Two films (Crime and punishment and The thirty-nine steps) --
Joyce's latest novel --
A pedagogy of hatred --
A comment on August 23rd, 1944 --
On William Beckford's Vathek --
An overwhelming film (Citizen Kane) --
Our poor individualism --
On Oscar Wilde --
The wall and the books --
The innocence of Layamon --
Coleridge's dream --
The enigma of Shakespeare --
Blindness.
Series Title: Great ideas, 98.
Responsibility: by Jorge Luis Borges.

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