Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations


Jorge Luis Borges irrevocably changed the direction of modern literature, and stands as one of the seminal figures in 20th century letters, influencing postwar fiction and philosophy from Garcia Marquez to Fuentes, Updike to Eco, Barth to Foucault. Borges' countless works of poetry, essays, and stories continue to invite readers, into his private world of magical realism and metaphysical speculation.

James Woodall has traveled to the writer's native Buenos Aires and spoken with those who knew him best, including his wife, his sister, and close friends. Woodall's critical analysis of Borges' life and work maps the creative and intellectual development of a writer whose influential imprint is everywhere in modern literature. Lively, colorful, and highly readable, Borges: A Life gives readers an unprecedented look at Borges as both artist and human being.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2000
  • 3rd


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