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Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley
Collected Fictions
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The complete fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, whom Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa calls “the most important Spanish-language writer since Cervantes”A New York Times Notable BookThe International BestsellerFor the first time in English, all of the best Latin American writer Jorge Luis Borges’s... show more
The complete fiction of Jorge Luis Borges, whom Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa calls “the most important Spanish-language writer since Cervantes”A New York Times Notable BookThe International BestsellerFor the first time in English, all of the best Latin American writer Jorge Luis Borges’s dazzling fictions are collected in a single volume in brilliant new translations by Andrew Hurley. 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 work in the 1980s, Shakespeare’s Memory, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges’s talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language.For some fifty years, in intriguing and ingenious fictions that reimagined the very form of the short story, Borges returned again and again to his celebrated themes: dreams, duels, labyrinths, mirrors, infinite libraries, the manipulations of chance, gauchos, knife fighters, tigers, and the elusive nature of identity itself. Playfully experimenting with ostensibly subliterary genres, Borges took the detective story and turned it into metaphysics; he took fantasy writing and made it, with its questioning and reinventing of everyday reality, central to the craft of fiction; he took the literary essay and put it to use reviewing wholly imaginary books.Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth, this edition at last brings together all of Borges’s magical short stories. Collected Fictions is the definitive one-volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and a superb introduction to the Argentine master’s work for those who have yet to discover him.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140286809 (0140286802)
ASIN: 140286802
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 565
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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Selected Fictions:The Garden of Forking PathsMan on Pink CornerThe Library of Babel#56 TBR Busting 2013
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
5.0 Collected Fictions
Reading Jorge Luis Borges's Collected Fictions is like being thrown into the ring with a merciless prize fighter, getting the shit kicked out of you, and loving every minute of it.These pieces felt more like punches than short stories. Borges jabs to your head, jarring your brain with damning conver...
Beth's List Love on Booklikes
Beth's List Love on Booklikes rated it
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Loved the twists and turns and humor in his stories. Am just sorry that this was highlights of the collected works, so I still need to track down the book version to read many of the stories I'd hoped to get on the audio. Still, the audio makes me want to run out and get the book, pronto!
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
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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 like that: he plays so many tricks that you end up thinking anything is possible.Four months later I...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
4.0 Collected Fiction
Labyrinths. Space and time. Lions. Life and death. Coins. Memory and identity.
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