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    DescriptionThe most popular anthology of Jorge Luis Borges' short stories, "Fictions" is a wildly original and influential collection of fantastic tales, translated from the Spanish with an afterword by Andrew Hurley in "Penguin Modern Classics". Jorge Luis Borges' "Fictions" introduced an entirely new voice into world literature. It is here that we find the astonishing accounts of 'Funes the Memorious', the man who can forget nothing; 'Pierre Menard, Author of the "Quixote"', who recreates Miguel de Cervantes' epic word-for-word; a society run on the basis of an all-encompassing game of chance in 'The Lottery in Babylon'; the mysterious world of 'Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius' which seems to be supplanting our own; and the 'Library of Babel', which contains every possible book in the whole universe. Here too are the philosophical detective stories and the haunting tales of Irish revolutionaries, gaucho knife fights and dreams within dreams which proved so influential (and yet impossible to imitate). This collection was eventually to bring Borges international fame; over fifty years later, it remains endlessly intriguing. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a reasonable claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. If you enjoyed "Fictions", you might like Italo Calvino's "The Complete Cosmicomics", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "Hurley's efforts at retranslating Borges are not anything but heroic. His visions are clear, elegant, crystalline". (Ilan Savans, "The Times Literary Supplement"). "One of the most memorable artists of our age". (Mario Vargas Llosa).


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    Title
    Fictions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jorge Luis Borges, Translated by Andrew Hurley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141183848
    ISBN 10: 0141183845
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 863
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    07 September 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He died in 1986. He has a reasonable claim, with Kafka and Joyce, to be the most influential writer of the 20th Century. Andrew Hurley is Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He has translated works by Borges, Padilla and Arenas.