Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What you can buy for 10 dollars

essential Borges

Three books by Borges, including some pretty amazing poetry.

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15 books in the exciting Biblioteca del Conocimiento series (just like the four in the picture), covering topics from dinosaurs to algebra and world literature.

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OK: I might have bought more than 15. So sue me. They are 2 pesos apiece, for crying out loud!

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Or five classical music CD's.

Or three tickets to see "Mamma Mia!".


Hieronymous said...

I envy you being able to read Borges in the original, and in Buenos Aires at that. He's one of my favorite blind Argentinian labyrinth-obsessed librarian authors. Does it make you want to follow up with the Argentine literature he references all the time, like Martin Fierro?

gaelstat said...

Post on Borges coming soon.