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Title:Collected Fictions
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Publisher:Penguin
ISBN:0140286802
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Number of Pages:565
Category:Fiction, Short stories, Literature, Classics, Fantasy, Magical realism, Philosophy, Latin american, Spanish literature, Literary fiction

Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 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 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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  • Selected Poems

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Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings, Collected Fictions, The Aleph and Other Stories, The Library of Babel, Ficciones, A Universal History of Iniquity, Selected Non-Fictions, Selected Poems, The Book of Imaginary Beings, The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory
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 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, Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be not only the greatest living writer in the Spanish language today but a giant in the world of literature In The Book of Imaginary Beings Borges has drawn upon his vast knowledge of international literature to complete a modern variation of the traditional bestiary br br In pieces he assembles bizarre and beautiful creatures from all centuries all countries and all man s fantasies and wild imaginings The beasts range from the A bao A Qu of malay myth who sympathetically glows along on a pilgrim s journey to nirvana and moans at the incompletion of the quest to the murderous marine monster the Zaratan In this zoo of dreams are such celebrated creatures as the trolls the Minotaur the Cheshire Cat the golem and the six tusked white elephant that foretold the birth of the Buddha Also there are metaphysical fancies like Condillac s sensitive statue Steiner s thermal beings the half lamb half cat invented as a pet by Kafka and the lamed Wufniks of Jewish belief those magic righteous beings who die if they realise who they are Borges draws parallels from many sources ranging through time and space China India Scandinavia the Americas the writings of Poe Swedenborg and Piny antiquity mythologies and travellers yarns, The seventeen pieces in i Ficciones i 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 i Ficciones i is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges wherein lies Heaven Hell and everything in between br br Part One The Garden of Forking Paths br Prologue br Tl n Uqbar Orbis Tertius br The Approach to Al Mu tasim not included in the edition br Pierre Menard Author of the Quixote br The Circular Ruins br The Lottery in Babylon br An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain br The Library of Babel br The Garden of Forking Paths br Part Two Artifices br Prologue br Funes the Memorious br The Form of the Sword br Theme of the Traitor and the Hero br Death and the Compass br The Secret Miracle br Three Versions of Judas br The End nd edition only br The Sect of the Phoenix nd edition only br The South nd edition only, Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises these stories contain some of Borges s most fully realized human characters With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi an imprisoned Mayan priest fanatical Christian theologians a woman plotting vengeance on her father s killer and a man awaiting his assassin in a Buenos Aires guest house This volume also contains the hauntingly brief vignettes about literary imagination and personal identity collected in i The Maker i which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public fame began to undermine his sense of self br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators