Collected fictions

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Viking, 1998 - Fiction - 565 pages
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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.

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My rating for this book is for this particular edition, not for Borges' stories themselves, which are among the greatest creations ever devised by the mind of man. I really wanted to like this ... Read full review

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Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most imaginative writers I have come across, could have been a mathematician, a physicist, a philosopher or a theologian. I can see his influence on Umberto Eco in the ... Read full review

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

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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.

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