He writes, "I don't read much fiction but the stories, tales and essays of the Argentinan fabulist, Jorge Luis Borges, are worth reading and re-reading, as I did when I picked up a new collection of his work EVERYTHING AND NOTHING (NEW DIRECTIONS PEARLS), with stories drawn mostly from FICCIONES (English Translation)."
To put Rove's enthusiasm about Borges in perspective, other books he has recently read and praised on his website include "The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs" by the
New Directions comes from a pretty different political perspective. It has published, for example, the most recent collection of poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who famously published
The New Directions Pearl series -- small books priced at just under $10 -- includes "On Booze," alcohol-saturated stories by
On his website, Rove writes, "I enjoyed dipping back into Borges, with his stories about the encyclopedia on a nation that doesn't exist to a murder mystery to a lottery in Baghdad at the dawn of civilization, that I devoured the larger volume ["Ficciones"] from which most of EVERYTHING AND NOTHING was drawn."