Collected fictions

Front Cover
Viking, 1998 - Fiction - 565 pages
385 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
269
4 stars
90
3 stars
17
2 stars
5
1 star
4

Absolutely masterful writing. - Goodreads
I felt weird, but Borges' writing transcends languages. - Goodreads
really good storytelling. - Goodreads
True insight into the mind of a genius. - Goodreads
No one writes more beautifully about writing t - Goodreads
Very mysterious & suspensefulm, easy to read! - Goodreads

Review: Collected Fictions

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Deep in Don Quixote, for a while I convinced myself that Cervantes had written the footnotes too, and the Quixote commentators the editor cited were actually made up by Cervantes. He messes with you ... Read full review

Review: Collected Fictions

User Review  - Bart - Goodreads

A masterpiece comprising many masterpieces. Read full review

All 112 reviews »

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