Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions

By (author) Jorge Luis Borges

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Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. Now for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume, brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley. From his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and a superb introduction to the master's work for those who have yet to discover this singular genius.

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  • Paperback | 565 pages
  • 142 x 212 x 40mm | 639.56g
  • 30 Sep 1999
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn
  • English
  • Complete and ed.
  • 0140286802
  • 9780140286809
  • 8,525

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Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico.

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A marvelous new collection of stories by one of the most remarkable writers of our century. Richard Bernstein, The New York Times The major work of probably the most influential Latin American writer of the century. Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World An unparalleled treasury of marvels . . . Along with a tiny cohort of peers, and seers (Kafka and Joyce come to mind), Borges is more than a stunning storyteller and a brilliant stylist; he s a mirror who reflects the spirit of his time. Melvin Jules Bukiet, "Chicago Tribune" An event worth of celebration . . . Hurley deserves our enthusiastic praise for this monumental piece of work. William Hjortsberg, San Francisco Chronicle Borges is the most important Spanish-language writer since Cervantes. . . . To have denied him the Nobel Prize is as bad as the case of Joyce, Proust, and Kafka. Mario Vargas Llosa When I read a good book, I sometimes like to think I might be capable of writing something similar, but never, in my wildest dreams, could I write anything that approaches the level of cleverness and intellect and madness of Borges. I don t think anyone could. Daniel Radcliffe "

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