Borges at Eighty

Borges at Eighty

Jorge Luis Borges

language: English

Publisher: New Directions

Publishing date: Jan 15, 2013

Words: 64395
Pages: 281


A collection of interviews now available from New Directions for the first timeThe words of a genius: *Borges at Eighty* transcends our expectations of ordinary conversation. In these interviews with Barnstone, Dick Cavett, and Alastair Reid, Borges touches on favorite writers (Whitman, Poe, Emerson) and familiar themes — labyrinths, mystic experiences, and death — and always with great, throw-away humor. For example, discussing nightmares, he concludes,"When I wake up, I wake to something worse. It's the astonishment of being myself."