Aleph and other stories

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Penguin Books, 2000 - Fiction - 210 pages
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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 The Maker, which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public fame began to undermine his sense of self.

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User Review  - Li'l Vishnu - Goodreads

In this volume, there are many tigers. Some panthers. There are a few labyrinths and dungeons. Of course, there are, right? Yeah, well, there is also a lovely fashion model named Teodelina Villar. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads

not ficciones, but it couldn't be. Read full review

Contents

The Theologians
26
Story of the Warrior and the Captive
35
Emma Zunz
44
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) is the author of "Labyrinths and Ficciones", among other books. His "Collected Fictions" was recently published in a new translation.

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

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