Rare Borges Signature in “Borges und Ich”, German Edition of his “El hacidor” (1960)

Signed by Jorge Luis Borges

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Item: 21138
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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.

El hacedor is a collection of poems, essays and sketches on the topic of creativity published in 1960 as the ninth volume of Borges’ Obras completas (Collected Works) and considered by some critics to be a masterpiece of 20th-century literature. It was published in English in 1964 under the title Dreamtigers.

Corners are bumped and edges of orange cloth cover is discolored in places. Cover is foxed with some light dust staining and wear. With the original dustjacket which has paper loss at the top of the spine and rear, as well as a small rectangular excision in the top of the front cover. Rear endpapers loose along the gutter. In good condition. Uncommon.

Rare Borges Signature in “Borges und Ich”, German Edition of his “El hacidor” (1960)

Signed by Jorge Luis Borges

$1000 • item #21138


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