A Personal Anthology Author:Jorge Luis Borges After almost a half-century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work -- short stories, essays, poems, and the brief, mordant "sketches" which, in Borges' hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters. — Considered for years by readers of Spanish to be the major prose w... more »riter of South America, it is only in the last two decades [1960s-1970s] that Borges, through the medium of translation, has been revealed to European and American readers as one of the finest writers anywhere in the world. He is a thoroughly contemporary artist whose roots are deep in tradition and whose contribution is a brilliant, singular, and integral addition to modern literature.
In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their sympathies and differences. A Personal Anthology, therefore, is not merely a collection, but a new composition.