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The Perpetual Race of Achilles and the Tortoise By Jorge Luis Borges

The Perpetual Race of Achilles and the Tortoise
by Jorge Luis Borges

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A collection of essays that discusses the existence (or non-existence) of Hell, the flaws in English literary detectives, the philosophy of contradictions, and the many translators of "1001 Nights". It examines the very nature of our lives, from cinema and books to history and religion.
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The Perpetual Race of Achilles and the Tortoise by Jorge Luis Borges

In this collection of wise, witty and fascinating essays, Borges discusses the existence (or non-existence) of Hell, the flaws in English literary detectives, the philosophy of contradictions, and the many translators of 1001 Nights. Varied and enthralling, these pieces examine the very nature of our lives, from cinema and books to history and religion.


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About Jorge Luis Borges


Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He died in 1986. He has a reasonable claim, with Kafka and Joyce, to be the most influential writer of the 20th Century.

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GOR002653774
The Perpetual Race of Achilles and the Tortoise by Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges
Penguin Great Ideas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-08-26
144
0141192941
9780141192949
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