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Second Edition is Published
Of Book on Jorge Luis Borges

Posted October 2, 2000

HOLLAND -- An acclaimed book about Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges that includes insights from Dr. Ion Agheana of the Hope College Spanish faculty has been re- issued in a second edition.

The first edition of "Conversaciones sobre Borges" ("Conversations about Borges"), released in December of 1995, went through two printings. In conjunction with its 1995 publication, the book received extensive media attention in both Spain and Argentina. As one of seven Borges scholars featured in the book, Agheana was interviewed on Radio Nacional of Buenos Aires and met Borges' widow.

Borges, who died in 1986 at age 86, was an essayist, poet and short story writer. His work has been translated into several languages and is studied at colleges and universities throughout the world.

Written in Spanish and published by Destino Publishing House of Barcelona, Spain, "Conversations about Borges" discusses the author's work, seeking to make it more accessible without oversimplifying it, according to Agheana.

Agheana, whose section fills more than half of the 393-page book, has studied Borges' work for 30 years. He was a student of the famous writer while in graduate school at Harvard University. His previous Borges scholarship includes two other books, most recently "Reasoned Thematic Dictionary of the Prose of Jorge Luis Borges," published in 1990.

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