Borges and the Eternal Orangutans

Borges and the Eternal Orangutans

Paperback (02 Jun 2005) | English

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Synopsis

Jorge Luis Borges is the hero of this literary whodunit by one of Brazil's most celebrated writers. 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 Kaballah, the possible destruction of the world, and the Elizabethan magus John Dee's theory of the "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 at once a literary tour de force and a brilliant mystery novel.

Book information

ISBN: 9780811215923
Publisher: New Directions
Imprint: New Directions Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 869.342
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 135
Weight: 162g
Height: 203mm
Width: 167mm
Spine width: 10mm