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The non-fiction work of the great Latin American poet and writer is collected here with essays, reviews, lectures, and political commentary on everything from Ellery Queen to the Kabbalah. Reprint.

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: PSU:000048620505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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The non-fiction work of the great Latin American poet and writer is collected here with essays, reviews, lectures, and political commentary on everything from Ellery Queen to the Kabbalah. Reprint.

Collects nonfiction writings and speeches by the American author, on topics including family and history, writers and writing, and politics and society. Thirty years of the Nobel Laureate's reflections on life, writing, and other writers

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473017X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 215

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Collects nonfiction writings and speeches by the American author, on topics including family and history, writers and writing, and politics and society.
2008 By Toni Morrison

Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is always passionate and compelling. True Stories is an extraordinary book, spanning twenty-five years of work, by one of Australia’s great writers.

Author: Helen Garner

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781921351846

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 286

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Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the storm caused by The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award. Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is always passionate and compelling. True Stories is an extraordinary book, spanning twenty-five years of work, by one of Australia’s great writers.
2008-09-29 By Helen Garner

The essays and memoirs collected in Seek! trace Rudy Rucker's trajectory through the final decade of the second millennium.

Author: Rudy Rucker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762441396

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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The essays and memoirs collected in Seek! trace Rudy Rucker's trajectory through the final decade of the second millennium. His topics include artificial life, chaos, the big bang, Pieter Brueghel, the church of the subgenius, live sex, mathematics, science fiction, and TV evangelism. A computer scientist and programmer, Rucker is an articulate, engaging guide to the world on either side of the computer screen.
1999-05-28 By Rudy Rucker

'If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again' Caitlin Moran 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue.

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472208002

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again' Caitlin Moran 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation' This collection will draw you in to exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here Neil Gaiman opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and welcomes us to the conversation too.
2016-05-31 By Neil Gaiman

THE TOTAL LIBRARY presents Borges at once as a deceptively self-effacing guide to the universe and as the inventor of a universe that is an indispensible guide to Borges

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 0141183020

Category: Argentine literature

Page: 560

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Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose. In THE TOTAL LIBRARY, more than 150 of Borges' most brilliant pieces are brought together for the first time in one volume - all in superb new translations. More than a hundred of the pieces have never previously been published in English. THE TOTAL LIBRARY presents Borges at once as a deceptively self-effacing guide to the universe and as the inventor of a universe that is an indispensible guide to Borges

Presented at the PEN World Voices Festival as a “post-national” writer,Eliot Weinberger is “a sparkling essayist” (Confrontation), andhis writings “a boundary-crossing, shape-shifting cabinet ofcuriosities” (The Bloomsbury ...

Author: Eliot Weinberger

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811218341

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 254

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Presented at the PEN World Voices Festival as a “post-national” writer,Eliot Weinberger is “a sparkling essayist” (Confrontation), andhis writings “a boundary-crossing, shape-shifting cabinet ofcuriosities” (The Bloomsbury Review).

This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0142437417

Category: Fiction

Page: 429

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This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.
2003 By John Steinbeck

The incomparable Borges delivered these seven lectures in Buenos Aires in 1977; attendees were treated to Borges' erudition on the following topics: Dante's The Divine Comedy, Nightmares, Thousand and One Dreams, Buddhism, Poetry, The ...

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811218384

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 121

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The incomparable Borges delivered these seven lectures in Buenos Aires in 1977; attendees were treated to Borges' erudition on the following topics: Dante's The Divine Comedy, Nightmares, Thousand and One Dreams, Buddhism, Poetry, The Kabbalah, and Blindness.

Borges, Selected Non-Fictions, 201. ... See Jorge Luis Borges, “I, a Jew,” in Selected NonFictions, 110–111, and Ilan Stavans, “A Comment on Borges's ...

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319959122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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This book brings together the work of several scholars to shed light on the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges' complex relationship with language and reality. A critical assumption driving the work is that there is, as Jaime Alazraki has put it, 'a genuine effort to overcome the narrowness that Western tradition has imposed as a master and measure of reality' in Borges' writing. That narrowness is in large measure a consequence of the chronic influence of positivist approaches to reality that rely on empirical evidence for any authentication of what is 'real'. This study shows that, in opposition to such restrictions, Borges saw in fiction, in literature, the most viable means of discussing reality in a pragmatic manner. Moreover, by scrutinising several of the author's works, it establishes signposts for considering the truly complicated relationship that Borges had with reality, one that intimately associates the 'real' with human perception, insight and language.
2018-11-23 By Alfonso J. García-Osuna

This is an extraordinary volume that offers up a clear-eyed look at the 20th century and secures Robert Stone's place as one of the most original figures in all of American letters.

Author: Robert Stone

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780618386246

Category: History

Page: 384

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The definitive collection of nonfiction--from war reporting to literary criticism to the sharpest political writing--from the "legend of American letters" (Vanity Fair) Robert Stone was a singular American writer, a visionary whose award-winning novels--including Dog Soldiers, Outerbridge Reach, andDamascus Gate--earned him comparisons to literary lions ranging from Samuel Beckett to Ernest Hemingway to Graham Greene. Stone had an almost prophetic grasp of the spirit of his age, which he captured with crystalline clarity in each of his novels. Of course, he was also a sharp and brilliant observer of American life, and his nonfiction writing is revelatory. The Eye You See With--the first and only collection of Robert Stone's nonfiction--was carefully selected by award-winning novelist and Stone biographer Madison Smartt Bell. Divided into three sections, the collection includes the best of Stone's war reporting, his writing on social change, and his reflections on the art of fiction. This is an extraordinary volume that offers up a clear-eyed look at the 20th century and secures Robert Stone's place as one of the most original figures in all of American letters.
2020 By Robert Stone

In Selected Non-Fictions, ed. Eliot Weinberger, 491–499. London: Penguin. ———. 1999b. The Homeric Versions, trans. Eliot Weinberger. In Selected NonFictions ...

Author: Edmund Chapman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030324520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

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The Afterlife of Texts in Translation: Understanding the Messianic in Literature reads Walter Benjamin’s and Jacques Derrida’s writings on translation as suggesting that texts exist within a process of continual translation. Understanding Benjamin’s and Derrida’s concept of ‘afterlife’ as ‘overliving’, this book proposes that reading Benjamin’s and Derrida’s writings on translation in terms of their wider thought on language and history suggests that textuality itself possesses a ‘messianic’ quality. Developing this idea in relation to the many rewritings and translations of Don Quijote, particularly the multiple rewritings by Jorge Luis Borges, Edmund Chapman asserts that texts consist of a structure of potential for endless translation that continually promises the overcoming of language, history and textuality itself.
2019-11-14 By Edmund Chapman

In Selected Non-Fictions, edited by Eliot Weinberger. New York: Penguin Books, 1999. ——— . “Everything and Nothing.” In Everything and Nothing, ...

Author: Thomas A. Carlson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226093178

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Humanity’s creative capacity has never been more unsettling than it is at our current moment, when it has ushered us into new technological worlds that challenge the very definition of “the human.” Those anxious to safeguard the human against techno-scientific threats often appeal to religious traditions to protect the place and dignity of the human. But how well do we understand both theological tradition and today’s technological culture? In The Indiscrete Image, Thomas A. Carlson challenges our common ideas about both, arguing instead that it may be humanity’s final lack of definition that first enables, and calls for, human creativity and its correlates—including technology, tradition, and their inextricable interplay within religious existence. Framed in response to Martin Heidegger’s influential account of the relation between technological modernity and theological tradition, The Indiscrete Image builds an understanding of creativity as conditioned by insurmountable unknowing and incalculable possibility through alternative readings of Christian theological tradition and technological culture—and the surprising resonance between these two. Carlson concludes that the always ongoing work of world creation, tied essentially to human self-creation, implies neither an idol’s closure nor an icon’s transcendence, but the “indiscrete image” whose love makes possible—by keeping open—both the human and its world.
2009-05-15 By Thomas A. Carlson

All writing is creative, nonfiction included. ... (1990, 57) Self-selected nonfiction inquiry encourages writers to write about their experiences, ...

Author: Stephanie Harvey

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571100726

Category: Education

Page: 236

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A guide to bringing nonfiction into the curriculum in third through eighth-grade classrooms, with strategies and ideas for reading nonfiction, conducting research, and writing reports.
1998-01-01 By Stephanie Harvey

Selected Non-Fictions, pp. 348-349. 1 am indebted to Jose Ricardo Chaves for his insights in his unpublished essay. "Borges y el Buddhismo." 51.

Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415929180

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Selected Non-Fictions, New York: Penguin, 69–74. —— (1999b) “The Translators of The Thousand and One Nights,” E. Allen (trans.), in E. Weinberger (ed.) ...

Author: Rosemary Arrojo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317574576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Through close readings of select stories and novels by well-known writers from different literary traditions, Fictional Translators invites readers to rethink the main clichés associated with translations. Rosemary Arrojo shines a light on the transformative character of the translator’s role and the relationships that can be established between originals and their reproductions, building her arguments on the basis of texts such as the following: Cortázar’s "Letter to a Young Lady in Paris" Walsh’s "Footnote" Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Poe’s "The Oval Portrait" Borges’s "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote," "Funes, His Memory," and "Death and the Compass" Kafka’s "The Burrow" and Kosztolányi’s Kornél Esti Saramago’s The History of the Siege of Lisbon and Babel’s "Guy de Maupassant" Scliar’s "Footnotes" and Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler Cervantes’s Don Quixote Fictional Translators provides stimulating material for reflection not only on the processes associated with translation as an activity that inevitably transforms meaning, but, also, on the common prejudices that have underestimated its productive role in the shaping of identities. This book is key reading for students and researchers of literary translation, comparative literature and translation theory.
2017-08-14 By Rosemary Arrojo

In Selected NonFictions, edited by Eliot Weinberger, 386–390. Translated by Esther Allen. ... In Selected Non-Fictions, edited by Eliot Weinberger, 337–341.

Author: Baylee Brits

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501331473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Today, we have forgotten that mathematics was once aligned with the arts, rather than with the sciences. Literary Infinities analyses the connection between the late 19th-century revolution in the mathematics of the infinite and the literature of 20th-century modernism, opening up a novel path of influence and inquiry in modernist literature. Baylee Brits considers the role of numbers and the concept of the infinite in key modernists, including James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett and J.M. Coetzee. She begins by recuperating the difficult and rebellious German mathematician, Georg Cantor, for the broader artistic, cultural and philosophical project of modernism. Cantor revolutionized the mathematics of the infinite, creating reverberations across the numerical sciences, philosophy, religion and literary modernism. This 'modernist' infinity is shown to undergird and shape key innovations in narrative form, creating a bridge between the mathematical and the literary, presentation and representation, formalism and the tactile imagination.
2017-11-16 By Baylee Brits

A collection of the author's most important nonfiction work, includes major pieces on Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi Commandant of Lyon; a nonfiction novella on Hawaii; and writings on contemporary American religious movements, women ...

Author: Francine du Plessix Gray

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: UOM:39015013440402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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A collection of the author's most important nonfiction work, includes major pieces on Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi Commandant of Lyon; a nonfiction novella on Hawaii; and writings on contemporary American religious movements, women writers and doers

Borges, Selected Non-Fictions, 363. 56. Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, 58. 57. Ibid., 60. 58. Ibid., 56. 59. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Volume II, 218. 60.

Author: Justin Vicari

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495887

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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Are people nothing more than their physical capital--what their bodies can produce and provide? This philosophical treatise examines the idea of mutational bodies as it has appeared in fiction and cinema since the industrial era, theorizing that capitalism and other modern collective systems require transformations both literal and figurative for the individual to survive. Infringements on individualism include both the concept of eternity, which asks that we resign ourselves to life and death as endless waiting, and the Hegelian dialectic itself, which has been reversed by neoconservative thinkers into a new conviction that the rich are oppressed by the poor. In response, this work suggests the inauguration of a post-dialectic "ethical materialism." Subjects considered include the films of Charlie Kaufman and Stan Brakhage, the fiction of Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, the feminist art criticism of Lucy Lippard, and the meanings of virtuality and the internet.
2014-09-09 By Justin Vicari

In Selected Non-Fictions, ed. Eliot Weinberger. New York: Penguin Books. Original edition, 1978. ———. 1999b. Kafka and His Precursors.

Author: Antoine Dechêne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319944692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

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This book establishes the genealogy of a subgenre of crime fiction that Antoine Dechêne calls the metacognitive mystery tale. It delineates a corpus of texts presenting 'unreadable' mysteries which, under the deceptively monolithic appearance of subverting traditional detective story conventions, offer a multiplicity of motifs – the overwhelming presence of chance, the unfulfilled quest for knowledge, the urban stroller lost in a labyrinthine text – that generate a vast array of epistemological and ontological uncertainties. Analysing the works of a wide variety of authors, including Edgar Allan Poe, Jorge Luis Borges, and Henry James, this book is vital reading for scholars of detective fiction.
2018-09-20 By Antoine Dechêne

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