Item #28084 Borges and Me: An Encounter. Borges, Jay Parini.

Borges and Me: An Encounter.

New York: Doubleday, 2020. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. In this evocative work of what the author in his afterword calls “a kindof novelistic memoir,” Jay Parini takes us back fifty years, when he fled the United States for Scotland—in flight from the Vietnam War and desperately in search of his adult life. There, through unlikely circumstances, he meets the famed Argentinian author Jorge Luis Borges. Borges—visiting his translator in Scotland—is in his seventies, blind and frail. When Borges hears that Parini owns a 1957 Morris Minor, he declares a long-held wish to visit the Highlands, where he hopes to meet a man in Inverness who is interested in Anglo-Saxon riddles. Borges and Me is a classic road novel, based on true events and also a magical mystery tour of an era. Item #28084

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