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Selected non-fictions

Selected non-fictions

Author: Jorge Luis Borges; Eliot Weinberger
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
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A collection of writings includes essays, literary and film criticism, biographical sketches, and lectures.
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Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Selected non-fictions.
New York : Viking, 1999
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges; Eliot Weinberger
ISBN: 0670849472 9780670849475
OCLC Number: 40660195
Awards: National Books Critics Circle Award for Criticism, 1999
Description: xvi, 559 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Early writings 1922-1928. The nothingness of personality --
After images --
Joyce's Ulysses --
A history of angels --
Verbiage for poems --
A profession of literary faith --
Literary pleasure --
An investigation of the world --
Part 2. 1929-1936. The perpetual race of Achilles and the tortoise --
The duration of hell --
The superstitious ethics of the reader --
Our inabilities --
The postulation of reality --
A defense of Basilides the false --
The homeric versions --
Narrative art and magic --
A defense of the Kabbalah --
The art of verbal abuse --
The translators of The Thousand and One Nights --
I, a Jew --
The labyrinths of the detective story and Chesterton --
The doctrine of cycles --
A history of eternity --
Film reviews and criticism. The cinematograph, the biograph --
Films --
Street Scene --
King Kong --
The informer --
Two films (Crime and Punishment; The Thirty-nine steps) --
The Petrified Forest --
Wells, the visionary --
Part 3. Writings for El Hogar (home) magazine 1936-1939. Ramon Llull's thinking machine --
When fiction lives in fiction --
Capsule biographies. Isaac Babel --
Ernest Bramah --
Benedetto Croce --
Theodore Dreiser --
T.S. Eliot --
Will James --
Liam O'Flaherty --
Oswald Spengler --
Paul Valery --
S.S. Van Dine --
Virginia Woolf --
Book reviews and notes. Der Engel vom Westlichen Fenster / Gustav Meyrink --
Private Opinion / Alan Pryce-Jones --
The Pursuer / Louis Golding --
Lord Halifax's Ghost Book --
Absalom! Absalom! / William Faulkner --
Gubben Kommer / Gustaf Janson --
Essays and poems / Aldous Huxley --
Collected poems and plays / Rabindranath Tagore --
The Door Between / Ellery Queen --
Personality Survives Death / Sir William Barrett --
Chinese Fairy Tales and Folk Tales / Wolfram Eberhard, tr. --
The Literary Life: Marinetti --
Excellent Intentions / Richard Hull --
The Confessions of a Thug / Meadows Taylor --
The unvanquished / William Faulkner --
The tale of Genji / Lady Murasaki --
Patches of Sunlight / Lord Dunsany --
Two Fantasy Novels --
The Literary Life: Oliver Gogarty --
An English version of the oldest songs in the world --
Of Course, Vitelli! / Alan Griffiths --
A Grandiose Manifesto from Brenton --
H.G. Wells' Latest Novel --
Delphos, or the future of international language / E.S. Pankhurst --
Joyce's latest novel --
The Literary Life: The Dionne Quints --
Part 4. 1937-1945. Notes on Germany and the war. A pedagogy of hatred --
A disturbing exposition --
An essay on neutrality --
Definition of a Germanophile --
1941 --
Two books --
A comment on August 23, 1944 --
A note on the peace --
The total library --
Time and J.W. Dunne --
A fragment on Joyce --
The creation and P.H. Gosse --
Circular time --
John Wilkins' analytical language --
On literary description --
On William Beckford's Vathek --
Coleridge's flower --
Prolouges. The Invention of Morel / Adolfo Bioy Casares --
Bartleby the Scrivener / Herman Melville --
The abasement of the Northmores / Henry James --
Book reviews. Mathematics and the imagination / Edward Kasner and James Newman --
Rudyard Kipling: a study in literature and poltical ideas / Edward Shanks --
Monkey / Arthur Waley --
After death / Leslie Weatherhead --
Film reviews and criticism. Two films (Sabotage; Los Muchachos de Antes) --
An overwhelming film (Citizen Kane) --
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, transformed --
Two films (Now Voyager; Nightmare) --
On dubbing --
Pat 5. Nine Dantesque essays 1945-195. Prolouge --
The noble castle of the fourth canto --
The false problem of Ugolino --
The last voyage of Ulysses --
The pitying torturer --
Dante and the Anglo-Saxon visionaries --
Purgatorio I,13 --
The simurgh and the eagle --
The meeting in a dream --
Beatrice's last smile --
Part 6. 1946-1955. Our poor individualism --
The paradox of Apollinaire --
On Oscar Wilde --
A new refutation of time --
Biathanatos --
From allegories to novels --
From someone to nobody --
The wall and the books --
Personality and the Buddha --
Pascal's sphere --
The innocence of Layamon --
On the cult of the books --
Kafka and his precursors --
The enigma of Edward FitzGerald --
Coleridge's dream --
Forms of a legend --
The Scandinavian destiny --
The dialouges of Ascetic and King --
A defense of Bouvard and Pecuchet --
Flaubert and his exemplary destiny --
A history of the tango --
A history of the echoes of a name --
L'illusion comique --
Prolouges. The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches / Bret Harte --
On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history / Thomas Carlyle --
Representative men / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
The Martian Chronicles / Ray Bradbury --
Lectures. The Argentine writer and tradition --
German literature in the age of Bach --
Part 7. Dictations 1956-1986. Prolouges. The Kappa / Ryunosuke Akutagawa --
Pages of history and autobiography / Edward Gibbon --
Books from Spain / Catalog of the exhibition --
Leaves of grass / Walt Whitman --
Mystical works / Emanuel Swedenborg --
Lectures. The concept of an academy and the Celts --
The enigma of Shakespeare --
Blindness --
Immortality --
The detective story --
Prolouges to The Library of Babel. The Library of Babel --
The Vulture / Franz Kafka --
The Concentric Deaths / Jack London --
The Guest at the Last Banquets / Villiers de l'Isle-Adam --
The Tiger Guest / P'u Sung-ling --
Scientific Romances / Charles Howard Hinton --
Prolouges to A Personal Library. A Personal Library --
Prolouge to the collection --
Stories / Julio Cortazar --
The apocryphal gospels --
The time machine; the invisible man / H.G. Wells --
Demons / Fyodor Dostoevsky --
The theory of the leisure class / Thorstein Veblen --
Fear and trembling / Soren Kierkegaard --
The aeneid / Virgil --
Varieties of religious experience; the study of human nature / William James.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Jorge Luis Borges ; edited by Eliot Weinberger ; translated by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine & Eliot Weinberger.
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