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    DescriptionThe 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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jorge Luis Borges
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 180
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802130303
    ISBN 10: 0802130305

    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 863
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.9T
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 863
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PZ4.B73 FI
    Thema V1.0: DSK
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    01 February 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Without Borges the modern Latin American novel simply would not exist." -Carlos Fuentes "In resounding the note of the marvelous last struck in English by Wells and Chesterson, in permitting infinity to enter and distort his imagination, [Borges] has lifted fiction away from the flat earth where most of our novels and short stories still take place." -John Updike "These brief "Ficciones" have to be read one at a time, and slowly; then they throb with uncanny and haunting power" -"The Atlantic Monthly" "Borges is the most important Spanish-language writer since Cervantes." -Mario Vargas Llosa "[Borges] engages the heart as well as the intelligence; his genius strikes, undismayed as Theseus, through the labyrinths of our life and time to the accomplishment of new, inspiring and stunningly beautiful work." -John Barth "One of the finest, subtlest, and least appreciated of comedians...[Borges is] a central fact of Western culture." -"The Washington Post Book World" "Borges's composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object--his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant, burnished instrument, and it is quite adequate to the extreme demands his baroque imagination makes of it . . . . Absolutely and most vividly original."--"Saturday Review"