BORGES, JORGE LUIS. (1899-1986). Argentinian author and poet; one of the century’s leading fiction writers. Signed book on the free front endpaper. (“Jorge Borges”). 132pp. 8vo. Borges und Ich, the German language publication of his El hacidor (1960), published by Carl Hanser Verlag (1963).
Remembered more for his short stories than for his verse, Borges produced numerous collections of both in a career that spanned more than six decades. Experimental or traditional, these works celebrate his country and heritage, or explore the larger philosophical and theological themes that to Borges were no less fantastic than fiction itself. Borges served as director of the National Library in Buenos Aires, taught and lectured internationally and, in 1961, was the recipient, with Samuel Beckett, of the prestigious Formentor Prize. Curiously, Borges is one of the world’s great writers not to have been recognized with a Nobel Prize.