Ficciones

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  • Paperback
  • 174 pages
  • Ficciones
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • English
  • 05 February 2017
  • 0802130305

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


Ficciones The Seventeen Pieces In Ficciones Demonstrate The Whirlwind Of Borges S Genius And Mirror The Precision And Potency Of His Intellect And Inventiveness, His Piercing Irony, His Skepticism, And His Obsession With Fantasy Borges Sends Us On A Journey Into A Compelling, Bizarre, And Profoundly Resonant Realm We Enter The Fearful Sphere Of Pascal S Abyss, The Surreal And Literal Labyrinth Of Books, And The Iconography Of Eternal Return To Enter The Worlds In Ficciones Is To Enter The Mind Of Jorge Luis Borges, Wherein Lies Heaven, Hell, And Everything In Between Part One The Garden Of Forking Paths Prologue Tl N, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius 1940 The Approach To Al Mu Tasim 1936, Not Included In The 1941 Edition Pierre Menard, Author Of The Quixote 1939 The Circular Ruins 1940 The Lottery In Babylon 1941 An Examination Of The Work Of Herbert Quain 1941 The Library Of Babel 1941 The Garden Of Forking Paths 1941 Part Two Artifices Prologue Funes The Memorious 1942 The Form Of The Sword 1942 Theme Of The Traitor And The Hero 1944 Death And The Compass 1942 The Secret Miracle 1943 Three Versions Of Judas 1944 The End 1953, 2nd Edition Only The Sect Of The Phoenix 1952, 2nd Edition Only The South 1953, 2nd Edition Only

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  1. Florencia says:

    Reading Borges is always a challenge When you read his stories, it seems you are reading everyone else s There is a lot of references in his work, and if you want to truly kind of understand it or begin to , you have to do a little research He ends up being an invaluable teacher Labyrinths, mirrors, libraries, dreams, fantasy, religion, philosophy, epistemology My love for philosophical literature began with this author My all time favorite story is Las Ruinas Circulares the power of Reading Borges is always a challenge When you read his stories, it seems you are reading everyone else s There is a lot of references in his work, and if you want to truly kind of understand it or begin to , you have to do a little research He ends up being an invaluable teacher Labyrinths, mirrors, libraries, dreams, fantasy, religion, philosophy, epistemology My love for philosophical literature began with this author My all time favorite story is Las Ruinas Circulares the power of thoughts Con alivio, con humillaci n, con terror, comprendi que l tambi n era una apariencia, que otro estaba so ndolo What a beautiful line to end a story I prefer quoting Borges in his own language, my language I do the same with English speaking writers Being able to read JLB in Spanish is a privilege Tl n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius is another jewel with a line I never forgot los espejos y la c pula son abominables, porque multiplican el n mero de los hombres.I also liked La loter a d...

  2. Glenn Russell says:

    Even as a child, the Argentinian master storyteller Jorge Luis Borges lived among books and various languages myths, legends and literature from many civilizations and cultures Spanish, Chinese, Persian, Nordic, to name just a few His greatest childhood memory was his father s library he was reading Shakespeare in English before the age of twelve by the time he was an adult, Borges turned his mind into one vast library.Borges did not write long, involved novels like David Copperfield, The Even as a child, the Argentinian master storyteller Jorge Luis Borges lived among bo...

  3. mark monday says:

    Borges looked inside the swirling mind of man and made a maze of it A glorious maze The maze that is Ficciones is a maze built of mazes, one opening unto another, circling around and looping back, an infinity of mazes, small as the smallest of small minds, large as the universe can be imagined Its architecture is delicate and refined the wry wit of its creator is apparent in every twist and turn Borges maze gently mocks yet empathizes with the self important, the self absorbed, and the sel Borges looked inside the swirling mind of man and made a maze of it A glorious maze The maze that is Ficciones is a maze built of mazes, one opening unto another, circling around and looping back, an infinity of mazes, small as the smallest of small minds, large as the universe can be imagined Its architecture is delicate and refined the wry wit of its creator is apparent in every twist and tur...

  4. Lizzy says:

    Blind to all fault, destiny can be ruthless at one s slightest distractionReading Jorge Luis Borges is a bewildering experience and a challenge all in one There is no logically understanding the mazes Borges creates, but that is what fantastical realism is all about Ficciones is a labyrinth, beautiful and witty, of ideas and feelings that mock and conquers the reader.Borges can speak for himself, who am I to explain his brilliance and imaginationWhen it was proclaimed that the LibraryBlind to all fault, destiny can be ruthless at one s slightest distractionReading Jorge Luis Borges is a bewildering experience and a challenge all in one There is no logically understanding the mazes Borges creates, but that is what fantastical realism is all about Ficciones is a labyrinth, beautiful and witty, of ideas and feelings that mock and conquers the reader.Borges can speak for himself, who am I to explain his brilliance and imaginationWhen it was proclaimed that the Library contained all books, the first impression was one of extravagant happiness All men felt themselves to be the masters of an intact and secret treasure There was no personal or world problem whose eloquent solution did not exist in some hexagon The universe was justified, the universe suddenly usurped the unlimited dimensions of hope At that time a great deal was said about the Vindications books of ...

  5. Steven Godin says:

    3.5 There can be at times circumstances that effect your thoughts on what s being read Or even just the way that you read it This is one of those very occasion where I will undoubtedly benefit reading again It s clear to see why Jorge Luis Borges is regarded as one of the 20th century s most inventive writers, and Ficciones is a collection of small stories that are on a grand scale, but my overall problem was going through three or four at a time and finding them hard to digest, jumping fro 3.5 There can be at times circumstances that effect your thoughts on what s being read Or even just the way that you read it This is one of those very occasion where I will undoubtedly benefit reading again It s clear to see why Jorge Luis Borges is regarded as one of the 20th cent...

  6. Steve says:

    Metaphor Infinity Sophistry Penumbra Symbolic LABYRINTH Heresiarch Prefigured Philology Nihilism Maze AllegoricalThis may not be the prettiest word cloud ever constructed, but I think it s a fair representation of the Ficciones experience Much of the time spent trying to solve the stories puzzles Metaphor Infinity Sophistry Penumbra Symbolic LABYRINTH Heresiarch Prefigured Philology Nihilism Maze AllegoricalThis may not be the prettiest word cloud ever constructed, but I think it s a fair representation of the Ficciones experience Much of the time spent trying to solve the stories puzzles involves bandying these concepts about I can t honestly say I understood them all, but moments when something did click were exciting because the ideas behind them were subtle and cryptic Comprehension somehow boosts us to a higher plane The ultimate in advancement, if it can be imagined, is the universal infinitude of all experience Thegrounded me says, Steve, aren t you kinda, like, talkin out your ass And thegrounded me ...

  7. David says:

    The peer pressure from my intellectually superior friends finally shamed me into reading this as I had no Borges under my belt Obviously from the 5 stars, I m glad I caved in This is a collection of 17 of his best short stories, held together merely by the thread that they are like nothing else you ve ever read or even thought about Not every story is perfection, but all are surprising, irritating, challenging and somehow rewarding Standouts are Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote a The peer pressure from my intellectually superior friends finally shamed me into reading this as I had no Borges under my belt Obviously from the 5 stars, I m glad I caved in This is a collection of 17 of his best short stories, held together merely by the thread that they are like nothing else you ve ever read or even thought about Not every story is perfection, but all are surprising, irritating, challenging and somehow rewarding Standouts are Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote a man who dedicates much of his life to the recreation of Don Quixote word for word, a stunningly insightful satire Also, The Circular Ruins which challenges the reality of religion and even self awareness Funes, the Memorious abo...

  8. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    4.5 stars, rounding up I read and then reread several of these stories some of them for a third time while I was writing my final review for Fantasy Literature, and they keep impressing mefor the most part My literary friends will be so proud of me D So here s the full review, where you can follow along with the journey of myself and my severely challenged, but ultimately edified brain cells Ficciones is a classic collection of seventeen short stories by acclaimed Argentine 4.5 stars, rounding up I read and then reread several of these stories some of them for a third time while I was writing my final review for Fantasy Literature, and they keep impressing mefor the most part My literary friends will be so proud of me D So here s the full review, where you can follow along with the journey of myself and my severely challenged, but ultimately edified brain cells Ficciones is a classic collection of seventeen short stories by acclaimed Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges, originally published in the 1940s in Spanish, and winner of the 1961 International Publishers Prize These stories and mock essays are a challenging mixture of philosophy, magical realism, fantasy, ruminations on the nature of life, perception andThere are layers of meaning and frequent allusions to historic figures, other literary works, a...

  9. Vit Babenco says:

    To me Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges is the ultimate anthology of short stories I find in it everything I ever want to find in literature reality and surrealness, fables and parables, legends and myths, mysticism and philosophy, history and fantasy and an endless enigma I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia The mirror troubled the far end of a hallway in a large country house on Calle Gaona, in Ramos Mejia the encyclopedia is misleadingly titled The To me Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges is the ultimate anthology of short stories I find in it everything I ever want to find in literature reality and surrealness, fables and parables, legends and myths, mysticism and philosophy, history and fantasy and an ...

  10. Mateo says:

    Todav a no supero este libro Creo, el mejor de todos los libros de cuentos Borgianos Todav a no supero que los habitantes de tl n no crean en el espacio y su lenguaje este compuesto de una sucesi n infinita de verbos Todav a no supero la concepci n de un e...