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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The Aleph: including the prose fictions from The Maker

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Two collections of short pieces from throughout Borges's career. These offer a very broad selection of characters and circumstances. Read full review

Contents

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