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by Jorge Luis Borges | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 5/29/2012
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Stoepbrak): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Synopsis/Review (Credit: André Maurois)

A collection of stories, essays and poems. To quote from the preface:

"Jorge Luis Borges is a great writer who has composed only little essays or short narratives. Yet they suffice for us to call him great because of their wonderful intelligence, their wealth of invention and their tight, almost mathematical, style."

(Bought second-hand at Help the Rural Child Charity Bookshop, Main Road, Retreat.) 

Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7 out of 10

One can't deny the ability of Jorge Luis Borges to write in shorter format. Also, the shortest sketch or essay suggests detailed research. He must have read everything in sight and then some more. My only criticism is that some of the pieces tended to come across as reference works or "too clever", and thus a bit dry. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Flybrary in Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT), -- Airports & Planes -- South Africa on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Released 3 yrs ago (1/11/2015 UTC) at Flybrary in Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT), -- Airports & Planes -- South Africa


I'm planning to drop off visitors at Cape Town Airport later this morning. The plan is to locate the Flybrary, which I haven't visited before, and leave the book there.

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