On Argentina (Penguin Classics)

On Argentina (Penguin Classics)

By: Borges, Jorge Luis

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A literary guide to Argentina by its most famous writer

Jorge Luis Borges wrote about Argentina as only someone passionate about his homeland can. On Argentina reveals the many facets of his passion in essays, poems, and stories through which he sought to bring Argentina forward on the world stage, and to do for Buenos Aires what James Joyce did for Dublin.

In colorful pieces on the tango and the gaucho, on the card game truco, and on the criollos (immigrants from Spain) and compadritos (street-corner thugs), we gain insight not only into unique aspects of Argentine culture but also into the intellect and values of one of Latin America's most influential writers. Featuring material available in English for the first time, this unprecedented collection is an invaluable literary and travel companion for devotees of both Borges and Argentina.

Title: On Argentina (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Borges, Jorge Luis

Categories: Penguin Classics,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: June 2010

ISBN Number: 0143105736

ISBN Number 13: 9780143105732

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

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