Collected fictions

Front Cover
Viking, 1998 - Fiction - 565 pages
423 Reviews
Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish- language writer of the century. Now, for the first time in English, all of Borges's dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume--from his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, the enigmatic prose-poems of The Maker, up to his final, and never-before-translated, work from the '80s, Shakespeare's Memory. In maddeningly ingenious stories that play with the very form of the short story itself, Borges returns again and again to his celebrated themes: dreams, labyrinths, mirrors, infinite libraries, the manipulations of chance, gaucho knife fighters, transparent tigers, and the elusive nature of identity itself. Collected Fictions is the perfect one- volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and the perfect introduction to the master's work for all those who have yet to discover him.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
301
4 stars
89
3 stars
25
2 stars
5
1 star
3

I am captivated by this remarkable writer. - Goodreads
One of his pet plot devices is apocryphal book reviews. - Goodreads
marvellous clever prose to delight your eye - Goodreads
really good storytelling. - Goodreads
I felt weird, but Borges' writing transcends languages. - Goodreads
True insight into the mind of a genius. - Goodreads

Review: Collected Fictions

User Review  - Max - Goodreads

Twists, turns, tricks, intrigue, illusion, imagination, mystery, murder, mysticism, dreams, death, departure; duplicate lives, parallel lives, circular lives, forks in space, forks in time, forks in ... Read full review

Review: Collected Fictions

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Together at last and a beautiful deluxe edition. What's not to love? Every bookshelf will be graced by its presence. Read full review

Contents

The Widow ChingPirate
19
The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette K6tsuk no Suk
35
Et cetera
53
Copyright

27 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1998)

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) es uno de los escritores mAs destacados del siglo veinte. Sus obras incluyen cuentos, poesIa y ensayos. Fue director de la Biblioteca Nacional en Argentina por dieciocho aNos y, en el Interin, fue nombrado doctor honoris causa por la Universidad de Columbia y la Universidad de Oxford, entre otras. Borges fue galardonado con numerosos premios literarios en el transcurso de su carrera, entre los cuales se encuentra el Premio Internacional de Literatura que compartiO con Samuel Beckett, otorgado por el Congreso Internacional de Editores en Formentor, Mallorca.

Hurley is Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, where he also teaches in the Translation Program.

Bibliographic information