Where to buy Borges' translation of Whitman's Blades of Grass
December 16, 2013 2:47 PM Subscribe
Help me find a copy of Jorge Luis Borges translation of Whitman's Blades of Grass that I can buy. Bilingual edition a plus, but not a deal breaker.
posted by Doroteo Arango II to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have exhausted my Google Foo and I can not find a single copy for sale, and in two occasions what the seller listed as a Borges translations turned out to be the inferior León Felipe or Armando Vasseur translations.
I would also appreciate if anyone could show me a way to get it from the public library. I live in San Francisco, and when I asked the librarian at my closest branch he ended up getting me the Vasseur translation.
There is some contradictory information on the web, this is the best bibliographical information I could come up with:
- WHITMAN, Walt. Hojas de hierba. Edición bilingüe. Traducción y prólogo de Jorge Luis Borges. Barcelona, Editorial Lumen, 1991.
Given that Borges dies in the 80s, I believe there must be earlier editions.