Aleph and other stories

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Penguin Books, 2000 - Fiction - 210 pages
3 Reviews
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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Review: The Aleph and Other Stories

User Review  - Darius - Goodreads

Borges is a little obsessed with simultaneity in this collection, in a great way; people, objects, identities are several in and at the same time. He has a knack for making simple narratives feel like ... Read full review

Review: The Aleph and Other Stories

User Review  - Jerry - Goodreads

Want a great description of what it's like to look at the World Wide Web through a browser for the first time? Read the long beautiful paragraph in which Borges describes his first look into the Aleph. I keep coming back to these stories and those in Labyrinths. Borges captures so much, so quickly. 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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