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The Resource Borges and me : an encounter, Jay Parini

Borges and me : an encounter, Jay Parini

Label
Borges and me : an encounter
Title
Borges and me
Title remainder
an encounter
Statement of responsibility
Jay Parini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1971 Jay Parini was an aspiring poet and graduate student of literature at University of St Andrews in Scotland; he was also in flight from being drafted into service in the Vietnam War. One day his friend and mentor, Alastair Reid, asked Jay if he could play host for a "visiting Latin American writer" while he attended to business in London. He agreed--and that "writer" turned out to be the blind and aged and eccentric master of literary compression and metaphysics, Jorge Luis Borges. About whom Jay Parini knew precisely nothing. What ensued was a seriocomic romp across the Scottish landscape that Borges insisted he must "see," all the while declaiming and reciting from the literary encyclopedia that was his head, and Jay Parini's eventual reckoning with his vocation and personal destiny. - Publisher description
  • "An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10909245
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parini, Jay
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A65
LC item number
Z46 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Parini, Jay
  • Borges, Jorge Luis
  • Authors, American
  • Borges, Jorge Luis
  • Parini, Jay
  • Authors, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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an encounter
Label
Borges and me : an encounter, Jay Parini
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120784808
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780385545822
Lccn
2019038775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030055269
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1120784808
Label
Borges and me : an encounter, Jay Parini
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120784808
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780385545822
Lccn
2019038775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030055269
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1120784808

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