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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455192724
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Weaving fiction with fact, fantastic matter with historical figures, Borges’ frequent theme of a world where time, culture, and place converge is both timely and pertinent in our advance toward globalization. Drawing from his multi-ethnic and -lingual upbringing in Argentina, Borges’ focus on universal themes early on came to belittle the sentiments of racism and communism, earning him widespread recognition. His work is both timeless and touching, a product of deep suffering and incorrigible innocence.

Borges in 90 Minutes offers a concise, expert account of Borges’ life and ideas and explains their influence on literature and on man’s struggle to understand his place in the world. The book also includes a list of Borges’ chief works, a chronology of his life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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  • “Paul Strathern has ably put Borges’ life and work in a clear and understandable context…This is a ‘must-read’ book for any high school student studying for the Advanced Placement Exam in Hispanic Literature.”

    Kliatt

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 2/25/2012

    " I listened to the audiobook version of [i] Borges in 90 Minutes [/i]. Borges is one of my favorites and the lecture was a nice mixture of discussions of literature and biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 10/28/2010

    " again i find these 90 minutes on serious authors informative, succinct, and enjoyable. inevitably there are little known events in the author's life that shows up in these books. nice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 7/18/2010

    " I thought this basic introduction was much too critical of Borges's work. "

About the Author

Author Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.