Four Inches of Borges and Bioy Casares

I just got a copy of Borges by Bioy Casares. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time ever since I read the review in Letra Libres a year or so ago. When I read it was 1600 pages I didn’t realize how big that was, but I have a long delightful road ahead of me. It mostly covers the years between 1949 and his death, which I suppose is natural since Bioy Casares was quite a bit younger. I would have liked to know what he was like when he was writing Laberintos.

On first leaf through it is pretty funny often he says, come en casa Borges (ate at Borges’ house).