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Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Bonner, Anthony Kerrigan
Ficciones
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The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges’s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly... show more
The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges’s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal’s abyss, the surreal and literal labyrinth of books, and the iconography of eternal return. To enter the worlds in Ficciones is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges, wherein lies Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802130303 (0802130305)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 Fictions
The Garden of Forking Paths (1941)Foreword--Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius--The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim--Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote--The Circular Ruins--The Lottery in Babylon--A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain--The Library of Babel--The Garden of Forking PathsArtifices (1944)Foreword--Fu...
So.... Nicky?
So.... Nicky? rated it
4.0 Ficciones
Challenging and full of ideas; I'm still chewing on it, two weeks out. If you haven't read dense fiction in awhile, I'd start with the stories in Part Two, then track back to Part One. Wasn't as much a fan of the ones that were meta-literary criticism, though these have many clever bits. All are sto...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
5.0 Ficciones
http://msarki.tumblr.com/post/85474584243/ficciones-by-jorge-luis-borgesAs I was reading these stories, these ficciones, I was wondering where I might have heard this Borges voice before. And as I read it seemed to me that each story was important in its own rank as if derived from a serious study ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 Ficciones (English Translation)
Borges' Ficciones consists of two "books" of 17 short works of fiction published mostly in the 1940s. I'm told they're landmarks in not just Latin American fiction but modernist literature. Woven throughout the stories are fantastic elements I can well imagine fed into magical realism. I can't say I...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
5.0
The best Spanish language author I have found so far."The Library of Babel" is the clear winner for me, and reveals Borge's power to engage the imagination to create such fantastical imagery, despite our knowledge of how few pages the image will last...This unreal collection will subvert the normal,...
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