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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I felt weird, but Borges' writing transcends languages. - Goodreads
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The three greatest compliments that one can pay to an author are: 1) Their work transports you; 2) Their work expands your mind; and 3) Their work adds to the richness of your life. I offer them all ... Read full review

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This is one of the greatest books I've had the pleasure of reading. The stories within incorporate themes like history, religion, philosophy, books, literature, to others like time, dreams, labyrinths ... Read full review

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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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