Borges: A Life

Author(s): Edwin Williamson

Literary biography

Edwin Williamson's major new biography is the first in any language to encompass the entire span of Jorge Luis Borges's life and work. Drawing upon previously unknown or unavailable sources, it brings out the human side of Borges: his roots in Argentina, the evolution of his political ideas, his relations with family and friends; the conflicts, desires, and obsessions that drove the man and shaped his work. Williamson's definitive biography finally unlocks the mysteries that still surround the life of Borges, resulting in a compelling and poignant portrait that will radically transform established views of this modern master.
First published 2004.


Product Information

The best guide to the intertwined life and writings of the most important Spanish- language author of the twentieth century. ("Los Angeles Times Book Review") An altogether first-rate biography. (Christopher Hitchens, "The Atlantic Monthly")

General Fields

  • : 9780143035565
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.64
  • : August 2005
  • : 234mm X 154mm X 34mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edwin Williamson
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 416
  • : Illustrations, ports.