Brodie's Report

At the age of 70 and after ten years with little new work published, Jorge Luis Borges brought out first a volume of poetry and fiction, In Praise of Darkness (Borges was blind for many of his productive years), and a year later, a collection of short stories under the title of Brodie’s Report. This slim volume is a great introduction to Borges for those who haven’t read this remarkable Argentinian’s work. Fabulist, philosopher, historian, librarian, Borges is one of South America’s greatest writers. Dip into Brodie’s Report and you’ll see why he was the recipient of many prestigious international awards and want to explore Borges’ work further.
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After three years preparing The Triumph of William McKinley by reading very little but books, letters, articles and newspapers from the Gilded Age, I’m trying to get back into my regular routine, which I’ll chronicle here with an occasional review of what I’ve read.


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