Borges And The Eternal Orangutans:  by Luis Fernando VerissimoBorges And The Eternal Orangutans:  by Luis Fernando Verissimo

Borges And The Eternal Orangutans:

byLuis Fernando VerissimoTranslated byCosta Margaret

Paperback | May 3, 2005

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Vogelstein is a loner who has always lived among books. Suddenly, fate grabs hold of his insignificant life and carries him off to Buenos Aires, to a conference on Edgar Allan Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story. There Vogelstein meets his idol, Jorge Luis Borges, and for reasons that a mere passion for literature cannot explain, he finds himself at the center of a murder investigation that involves arcane demons, the mysteries of the Kabbala, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee’s "Eternal Orangutan," which, given all the time in the world, would end up writing all the known books in the cosmos. Verissimo’s small masterpiece is a literary tour de force and a brilliant mystery novel rolled into one.
Luis Fernando Verissimo (b. 1936), son of the ambassador Erico Verissimo, is one of the most popular literary figures in Brazil today. His crônicas have appeared in major national publications and the national weekly Veja, providing observations about Brazilian life, as well as wonderful illustrations and cartoons.
Title:Borges And The Eternal Orangutans:Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5.17 × 0.4 inPublished:May 3, 2005Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081121592X

ISBN - 13:9780811215923


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"Verissimo unveils the secret with great cleverness and grim humor."