Collected Fictions

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  • Paperback
  • 565 pages
  • Collected Fictions
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • English
  • 22 June 2019
  • 0140286802

About the Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also wo Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer Borges was fluent in several languages He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library Biblioteca Nacional and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers Prize Prix Formentor His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.J M Coetzee said of Borges He,than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists


Collected Fictions Jorge Luis Borges Has Been Called The Greatest Spanish Language Writer Of Our Century Now For The First Time In English, All Of Borges Dazzling Fictions Are Gathered Into A Single Volume, Brilliantly Translated By Andrew Hurley From His 1935 Debut With The Universal History Of Iniquity, Through His Immensely Influential Collections Ficciones And The Aleph, These Enigmatic, Elaborate, Imaginative Inventions Display Borges Talent For Turning Fiction On Its Head By Playing With Form And Genre And Toying With Language Together These Incomparable Works Comprise The Perfect One Volume Compendium For All Those Who Have Long Loved Borges, And A Superb Introduction To The Master S Work For Those Who Have Yet To Discover This Singular Genius.

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  1. Cecily says:

    For the last year or so, I ve been working at a film studios As I wander around the site, what I find most fascinating is not star spotting they tend to be shielded from prying eyes anyway but the many and varied pre production activities needed to make the magic of cinema a reality building sets and props puppet people in motion capture suits food carts for the crews the whir of industrial generators cabling for light and sound the making of costumes, weapons and jewellery Real, tang For the last year or so, I ve been working at a film studios As I wander around the site, what I find most fascinating is not star spotting they tend to be shielded from prying eyes anyway but the many and varied pre production activities needed to make the magic of cinema a reality building sets and props puppet people in motion capture suits food carts for the crews the whir of industrial generators cabling for light and sound the making of costumes, weapons and jewellery Real, tangible crafts, performed by and for living, breathing people.Reading Borges multi layerd and ambiguous blending of truth and imagination has made me consider what is real, and what is fiction in new ways At...

  2. Glenn Russell says:

    There exists a relatively small amount of commentary on this short riddle like tale written by the Argentinian fabulist Jorge Luis Borges 1899 1986 Perhaps the reasons have to do with the impenetrable, sphinxlike nature of the secret cult he speaks of and the existence of what Borges refers to as the Secret that s with a capital S of this secret cult being, well, a secret So, with all the secrecy, I will keep my comments brief Below my comments I have included the tale itself From the to There exists a relatively small amount of commentary on this short riddle like tale written by the Argentinian fabul...

  3. BlackOxford says:

    Humbled by the WordThe Master What educated person could live without his factional fiction Borges created a genre which itself is now a fact in Western culture And that fact, inadequately but accurately put, is that words lie They can lie beautifully and even beneficially, but they nevertheless lie And we love them for it Words cannot reveal but oh how they point, often to opposing points of the compass Words do not cut the world at its joints but separate off bits of reality arbitrarily Humbled by the WordThe Master What educated person could live without his factional fiction Borges created a genre which itself is now a fact in Western culture And that fact, inadequately but accurately put, is that words lie They can lie beautifully and even beneficially, but they nevertheless lie And we love them for it Words cannot reveal but oh how they point, often to opposing points of the compass Words do not cut the world at its joints but se...

  4. Dolors says:

    You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language Jorge Luis Borges,The Library of Babel Even though I read Borges sCollected Fictionsin Spanish, my native tongue, I have to confess I didn t understand half of it Presumptuous of me to think I would Famous for being the founder of postmodernist literature and influenced by the work of fantasists such Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka, whom I adore, I was naive enough to assume I would be able to untangle Borges s labyrinthinYou who read me, are You sure of understanding my language Jorge Luis Borges,The Library of Babel Even though I read Borges sCollected Fictionsin Spanish, my native tongue, I have to confess I didn t understand half of it Presumptuous of me to think I would Famous for being the founder of postmodernist literature and influenced by the work of fantasists such Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka, whom I adore, I was naive enough to assume I would be able to untangle Borges s labyrinthine, almost rigorously mathematical style to form a coherent opinion of his short narratives I was also deceived by the apparent simpli...

  5. s.p says:

    Do yourself a massive favor and read Borges He can deliverplot and twists in 2 5 pages than many authors do in 300 Every page will blow your mind as you loose yourself in the brilliant labyrinth of his words Read it Now.

  6. Mala says:

    You who read me are you certain you understand my language Imagine you are watching a highly recommended, multiple awards winning, foreign language film it s everything you expected it to be, then, suddenly, the subtitles stop working how annoying But you are hooked you can t stop watching welcome to the Borgesian Labyrinth The Collected Fictions consists of the following nine collections A Universal History of Iniquity , Fictions , Artifices , The Aleph , The Maker , In Praise of You who read me are you certain you understand my language Imagine you are watching a highly recommended, multiple awards winning, foreign language film it s everything you expected it to be, then, suddenly, the subtitles stop working how annoying But you are hooked you can t stop watching welcome to the Borgesian Labyrinth The Collected Fictions consists of the following nine collections A Universal History of Iniquity , Fictions , Artifices , The Aleph , The Maker , In Praise of Darkness , Brodie s Repo...

  7. Lynne King says:

    Islam tells us that on the unappealable Day of Judgement, all who have perpetrated images of living things will reawaken with their works, and will be ordered to blow life into them, and they will fail, and they and their works will be cast into the fires of punishment.Only Borges could possibly have made such a statement at the beginning of a short story called Covered Mirrors under The Maker 1960 in this multi faceted selection of mesmerizing and fascinating short stories.Why I began wit Islam tells us that on the unappealable Day of Judgement, all who have perpetrated images of living things will reawaken with their works, and will be ordered to blow life into them, and they will fail, and...

  8. Alex says:

    Deep in Don Quixote, for a while I convinced myself that Cervantes had written the footnotes too, and the Quixote commentators the editor cited were actually made up by Cervantes He messes with you like that he plays so many tricks that you end up thinking anything is possible.Four months later I pick up Borges, andhere he is doing exactly that. Writing essays about imaginary books, with footnotes pointing to other imaginary commenters on the same imaginary books Layer on layer of fiction Deep in Don Quixote, for a while I convinced myself that Cervantes had written the footnotes too, and ...

  9. Pantelis says:

    Borges An almost imaginary being Boy and old man during his entire life Narrator of Moebius strips. Homer and Tiresias He gave us a premonition of the internet He was the Aleph

  10. Jonfaith says:

    Fame is a form perhaps the worst form of incomprehension.I can recall the first time I discovered the name Borges That marks a near singular occasion It was 1990 and I was thoroughly enjoying my Philosophy of Religion course and curious about nihilism This engendered another retreat to the library and there on the opening page of some text was a quotation from this strange figure It was a few minutes later when I had culled a number of texts from stacks Like many a reader and a number of Fame is a form perhaps the worst form of incomprehension.I can recall the first time I discovered the name Borges That marks a near singular occasion It was 1990 and I was thoroughly enjoying my Philosophy of Religion course and curious about nihilism This engendered another retreat to the library and there on the opening page of some text was a quotation from this strange figure It was a few minutes later when I had culled a number of texts from stacks Like many a reader and a number of Borges characters, I was never the same A purchase of Labyrinths was soon to follow.Over the years I ve maintained an intimacy with many of the stories in the Collected Fictions Some tales ...