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The Sonnets

by Jorge Luis Borges

ISBN: 9780143106012
ANNOTATION:
This landmark collection brings together for the first time in any language all of the sonnets of Jorge Luis Borges. More intimate and personally revealing than his fiction, and more classical in form than the inventive metafictions that are his hallmark, the sonnets reflect Borges in full maturity, paying homage to many of his literary and philosophical paragons-Cervantes, Milton, Whitman, Emerson, Joyce, Spinoza-while at the same time engaging the mysteries immanent in the quotidian. A distinguished team of translators-Edith Grossman, Willis Barnstone, John Updike, Mark Strand, Robert Fitzgerald, Alastair Reid, Charles Tomlinson, and Stephen Kessler-lend their gifts to these sonnets, many of which appear here in English for the first time, and all of which accompany their Spanish originals on facing pages.
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ISBN: 9780143106012
ANNOTATION:
This landmark collection brings together for the first time in any language all of the sonnets of Jorge Luis Borges. More intimate and personally revealing than his fiction, and more classical in form than the inventive metafictions that are his hallmark, the sonnets reflect Borges in full maturity, paying homage to many of his literary and philosophical paragons-Cervantes, Milton, Whitman, Emerson, Joyce, Spinoza-while at the same time engaging the mysteries immanent in the quotidian. A distinguished team of translators-Edith Grossman, Willis Barnstone, John Updike, Mark Strand, Robert Fitzgerald, Alastair Reid, Charles Tomlinson, and Stephen Kessler-lend their gifts to these sonnets, many of which appear here in English for the first time, and all of which accompany their Spanish originals on facing pages.

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This landmark collection brings together for the first time in any language all of the sonnets of Jorge Luis Borges. More intimate and personally revealing than his fiction, and more classical in form than the inventive metafictions that are his hallmark, the sonnets reflect Borges in full maturity, paying homage to many of his literary and philosophical paragons-Cervantes, Milton, Whitman, Emerson, Joyce, Spinoza-while at the same time engaging the mysteries immanent in the quotidian. A distinguished team of translators-Edith Grossman, Willis Barnstone, John Updike, Mark Strand, Robert Fitzgerald, Alastair Reid, Charles Tomlinson, and Stephen Kessler-lend their gifts to these sonnets, many of which appear here in English for the first time, and all of which accompany their Spanish originals on facing pages.

Publisher Description

This landmark collection brings together for the first time in any language all of the sonnets of Jorge Luis Borges. More intimate and personally revealing than his fiction, and more classical in form than the inventive metafictions that are his hallmark, the sonnets reflect Borges in full maturity, paying homage to many of his literary and philosophical paragons-Cervantes, Milton, Whitman, Emerson, Joyce, Spinoza-while at the same time engaging the mysteries immanent in the quotidian. A distinguished team of translators-Edith Grossman, Willis Barnstone, John Updike, Mark Strand, Robert Fitzgerald, Alastair Reid, Charles Tomlinson, and Stephen Kessler-lend their gifts to these sonnets, many of which appear here in English for the first time, and all of which accompany their Spanish originals on facing pages.

Author Biography

Jorge Luis Borges (1890-1982), Argentine poet, critic, and short-story writer, revolutionized modern literature. He was completely blind when appointed the head of Argentina s National Library.

Excerpt from Book

"Music Box" by Jorge Luis Borges Music of Japan. Drops of slow honey Or of invisible gold are dispersed In a miserly way from a water clock, And repeat in time a weaving that is Eternal, fragile, mysterious, and clear. I fear that each one may be the last. It's a past coming back. From what temple, From what fresh garden in the mountain, From what vigil before an unknown sea, From what shyness of melancholy, From what lost and ransomed afternoon Does its remote future come to me? I cannot know. No matter. I am In that music. I want to be. I bleed.

Product Details

Author
Jorge Luis Borges
Short Title
SONNETS
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143106015
ISBN-13
9780143106012
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Audience Age
18-17
Pages
311
Series
Penguin Classics
Residence
AG
Year
2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edited by
Stephen Kessler, Suzanne Jill Levine
Audience
General/Trade
Subtitle
A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text
Publication Date
2010-07-07
AU Release Date
2010-07-07
NZ Release Date
2010-07-07
US Release Date
2010-07-07
UK Release Date
2010-07-07