José Luis García Martín: New York and more

Literature has its paradoxes. José María Conget is the author of an extensive work that includes novels and short story books, praised by critics, but for the majority of his readers he is and will continue to be above all the author of ‘Cincuenta y tres y Octava’, a little book of few pages – barely a pamphlet – that narrates his stay in New York as director of Cervantes and is one of the great works about that city.

‘A date with Borges’ – a greatly expanded reissue of a book that appeared in 2000 – brings together texts that we could consider minor and even dispensable, as a result of the commission: conferences, prologues, collaborations in some tribute. And yet here is the older José María Conget, the one who…

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