This unique volume presents a Borges almost entirely unknown to American readers: his extraordinary non--fiction prose. Borges' unlimited curiosity and almost superhuman erudition become, in his essays, reviews, lectures, and political and cultural notes, a vortex for seemingly the entire universe: Dante and Ellery Queen; Shakespeare and the Kabbalah; the history of angels and the history of the tango; the Buddha, Bette Davis, and the Dionne Quints.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism
Chosen International Book of the Year by George Steiner in the Times Literary Supplement
頁3-6 長城和書 焚書與修築長城這兩項秦始皇的作為引起Jorge Luis Borges的震撼，但，這種震撼為什麼會產生？ 修築長城與焚書這兩個大規模的行為對Jorge Luis Borges來...