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Author: Jorge Luis Borges; Calin Andrei Mihailescu
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Series: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 1967-1968.
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"Though his avowed topic is poetry, Borges explores subjects ranging from prose forms (especially the novel), literary history, and translation theory to philosophical aspects of literature in particular and communication in general. Probably the best-read citizen of the globe in his day, he draws on a wealth of examples from literature in modern and medieval English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Latin,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
This craft of verse.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606358556
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges; Calin Andrei Mihailescu
ISBN: 0674002903 9780674002906
OCLC Number: 44026480
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. The Riddle of Poetry --
2. The Metaphor --
3. The Telling of the Tale --
4. Word-Music and Translation --
5. Thought and Poetry --
6. A Poet's Creed --
Of This and That Versatile Craft / Calin-Andrei Mihailescu.
Series Title: Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 1967-1968.
Responsibility: Jorge Luis Borges ; edited by Calin-Andrei Mihailescu.

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"Though his avowed topic is poetry, Borges explores subjects ranging from prose forms (especially the novel), literary history, and translation theory to philosophical aspects of literature in particular and communication in general. Probably the best-read citizen of the globe in his day, he draws on a wealth of examples from literature in modern and medieval English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, and Chinese, speaking with characteristic eloquence on Plato, the Norse Kenningar, Byron, Poe, Chesterton, Joyce, and Frost, as well as on translations of Homer, the Bible, and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam."--Jacket.

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