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by Jorge Luis Borges

  • Author: Jorge Luis Borges
  • ISBN: 9875666475
  • ISBN13: 978-9875666474
  • ePub: 1553 kb | FB2: 1607 kb
  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Debolsillo (May 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Ficciones (Spanish Edition) ePub download

Reading Jorge Luis Borges is an experience akin to having the top of one's head removed for repairs. First comes the unfamiliar breeze tickling your cerebral cortex; then disorientation, even mild discomfort; and finally, the sense that the world has been irrevocably altered-and in this case, rendered infinitely more complex.

Fictions (Spanish: Ficciones) is the most popular collection of short stories by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, produced between 1941 and 1956

Fictions (Spanish: Ficciones) is the most popular collection of short stories by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, produced between 1941 and 1956. The English translation of Fictions was published in 1962, the same year as Labyrinths, a separate compilation of Borges's translated works. The two volumes lifted Borges to worldwide literary fame in the 1960s and several stories feature in both. The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim" originally appeared published in History of Eternity (1936).

Also by Jorge Luis Borges. Published by Grove Press. A Personal Anthology. The work of Jorge Luis Borges is a species of international literary metaphor

Also by Jorge Luis Borges. by. Jorge Luis Borges. The work of Jorge Luis Borges is a species of international literary metaphor. He knowledgeably makes a transfer of inherited meanings from Spanish and English, French and German, and sums up a series of analogies, of confrontations, of appositions in other nations’ literatures.

Reading Jorge Luis Borges is a bewildering experience and a challenge all in on. Part One: The Garden of Forking Paths.

Reading Jorge Luis Borges is a bewildering experience and a challenge all in one. There is no logically understanding the mazes Borges creates, but that is what fantastical-realism is all about. Borges also considered a single book that could contain all knowledge, made possible by pages that were infinitesimally thin. Zeno’s paradox, as Borges mentioned, can be explained in a similar way where infinitely many infinitely small increments can be summed to something we can observe in the physically limited world.

Jorge Luis Borges 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.

The Garden of Forking Paths" (original Spanish title: "El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan") is the title story in the collection El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan (1941), which was republished in its entirety in Ficciones (Fictions) in 1944. It was the first of Borges's works to be translated into English by Anthony Boucher when it appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in August 1948. 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.

Jorge Luis Borges, one of the indisputably great writers of the 20th century, was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. Never having been awarded the Nobel Prize, which his readers worldwide believed he deserved, this story writer, poet, essayist & man of let. by Jorge Luis Borges · Anthony Kerrigan. After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work-short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant sketches, which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre.

Borges" redirects here. For other uses, see Borges (disambiguation). For other people with the same name, see Borges (surname). Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (1899-08-24)24 August 1899 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Died Borges' works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre.

Fictions (Spanish: Ficciones ) is the most popular collection of short stories by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, produced .

Fictions (Spanish: Ficciones ) is the most popular collection of short stories by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, produced between 1941 and 1956. The English translation of Fictions was published in 1962, the same year as Labyrinths, a separate compilation of Borges's.

Ficciones seems to take the inverse of its own rule: it feels like every book. Borges prides himself on reducing entire unwritten novels into condensed kernels, and at a mere 170 pages Ficciones is itself the kernel of something much grander. It is mysterious and labyrinthine, an infinite metaphorical maze. Finally, a few weeks later I noticed my roommate’s copy collecting dust on our TV cabinet. Some mysteries solve themselves.

Ficciones es quiza el libro mas reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges. Entre los cuentos que se reunen aqui hay algunos de corte policial, como La muerte y la brujula, otros sobre libros imaginarios, como Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, y muchos pertenecientes al genero fantastico, como Las ruinas circulares o El sur, acaso su mejor relato, en palabras del mismo autor. Esta compuesto por los libros El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan (1941) y Artificios (1944), considerados piezas fundamentales del universo borgeano.
Doukasa
Inicié mi lectura de Ficciones con aprensión debido a la tan proclamada erudición de su autor y la adoración de tantos conocedores y enamorados de la literatura por el mito que es Jorge Luís Borges. Había escuchado que su lectura no era fácil y que no todos podemos beber de su fuente con entendimiento y satisfacción. Empecé titubeando con los dos primeros cuentos hasta que me atrapó con su magia el tercero: Las ruinas circulares. De ahí en adelante gocé con un estilo de escritura totalmente diferente a todo lo que he leído. Sus cuentos están llenos de magia, de aventuras fascinantes, de diferentes perspectivas de la realidad, de ideas filosóficas para ponderar, y de extraños misterios con matices irónicos. Hay cierta estrategia narrativa que se distingue en Ficciones así como un humor sutil y una templanza: un buen alimento para el intelecto, no para el corazón. Muy recomendable, por supuesto.
Quellik
I teach some of these stories to my senior English class, and periodically a question comes up about the accuracy of our translation or I want to have a good Spanish student read the stories in the original. The postmodern stories in here are essentially the reification of various different philosophies. But instead of writing *about* the philosophy Borges creates a world in a story in which the philosophy is true. They are superb. Although some of my students find the Spanish hard, I think it's very accessible with the aid of a dictionary.
Delagamand
Cualquiera de las publicaciones de las obras de Borges no hacen mas que ratificar la genialidad de su pluma...
Berkohi
One of the great story writers of the 20th Century in his original language. His style is so realistic that you have to convince yourself you're reading fiction and not actual histories. Remarkable imagination, awareness, expression. If you like a story that keeps you wondering up to the very last few words, you will particularly enjoy Borges.
JoJoshura
A classic that every Spanish speaker should read on his/her lifetime. This book opened the book for a wave of new latin american writers of the 20th century.
Jode
I love Borges, then, I am biased. He can be a bit difficult sometimes, but makes you thing deeper than the habitual.
Survivors
This was a great collection of short stories. Borges's elegance and form never cease to amaze when I read his stories. Many of these stories beg to be read several times as the ideas they present are so complex that the first reading isn't enough to understand them.

The first book in this collection, El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan is really fantastic. In "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", Borges tells of a conspiracy to convince the world that another world really exists and that we have had contact with them. This conspiracy spans many generations and several centuries, and every time that a new discovery related to the made-up world appears, it comes closer to reality and existence. The story makes me want to question what is really necessary for an unknown (and possibly extinct) world to exist or have existed. Is it enough to have a written proof, or is that proof too easily manufactured? What is the difference between discovery and fabrication? Where is the line drawn? Does history only exist because we write it?

Another story in this collection, "La loteria en Babilonia" reminds me of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery", published 7 years after Borges's work. The two stories explore the role of chance in life and make one question what the nature of chance actually is. Are we really the slaves to it that we believe ourselves to be, or are we willingly subjected to its vagaries?

In all, a great collection, but I preferred El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan to Artificios. It was the stronger collection, depending less on the journalistic style to tell compelling stories, and taking greater flights of fancy. But, for me, Borges is always worth reading.
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