Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions

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For the first time in English, all the fiction by the writer who has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century collected in a single volume From Jorge Luis Borges s 1935 debut withThe Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collectionsFiccionesandThe Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display his 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. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 565 pages
  • 142 x 212 x 40mm | 639.56g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • Complete and ed.
  • 0140286802
  • 9780140286809
  • 27,570

About Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borgeswas born in Buenos Aires in 1989 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays, and short stories before his death in Geneva in June 1986. In 1961 Borges shared the International Publisher s prize with Samuel Beckett. The Ingram Merrill Foundation granted him its Annual Literary Award in 1966 for his outstanding contribution to literature. In 1971 Columbia University awarded him the first of many degrees of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa (eventually the list included both Oxford and Cambridge), that he was to receive from the English-speaking world. In 1971 he also received the fifth biennial Jerusalem Prize and in 1973 was given one of Mexico s most prestigious cultural awards, the Alfonso Reyes Prize. In 1980 he shared with Gerardo Diego the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish world s highest literary accolade. Borges was Director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973. Andrew Hurley(editor/translator) is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico. "show more

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A New York Times Notable Book A marvelous new collection of stories by one of the most remarkable writers of our century. The New York Times The major work of probably the most influential Latin American writer of the century. 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. Chicago Tribune An event worth of celebration . . . Hurley deserves our enthusiastic praise for this monumental piece of work. 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"show more

Table of contents

Collected FictionsA Universal History of Iniquity (1935) Preface to the First Edition Preface to the 1954 Edition The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell The Improbable Impostor Tom Castro The Widow Ching - Pirate Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette Kôtsuké no Suké Hakim, the Masked Dyer of Merv Man on Pink Corner Et cetera Index of Sources Fictions (1944) 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 Funes, His Memory The Shape of the Sword The Theme of the Traitor and the Hero Death and the Compass The Secret Miracle Three Versions of Judas The End The Cult of the Phoenix The SouthThe Aleph (1949) The Immortal The Dead Man The Theologians Story of the Warrior and the Captive Maiden A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874) Emma Zunz The House of Asterion The Other Death Deutsches Requiem Avveroës' Search The Zahir The Writing of the God Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths The Wait The Man on the Threshold The Aleph AfterwordThe Maker (1960) Foreword: For Leopoldo Lugones The Maker Dreamtigers A Dialog About a Dialog Toenails Covered Mirrors Argumentum Ornithologicum The Captive The Mountebank Delia Elena San Marco A Dialog Between Dead Men The Plot A Problem The Yellow Rose The Witness Martin Fierro Mutations Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote Paradiso, XXXI, 108 Parable of the Palace Everything and Nothing Ragnarök Inferno, I, 32 Borges and I Museum On Exactitude in Science In Memoriam, J.F.K. AfterwordIn Praise of Darkness (1969) Foreword The Ethnographer Pedro Salvadores Legend A Prayer His End and His BeginningBrodie's Report (1970) Foreword The Interloper Unworthy The Story from Rosendo Juárez The Encounter Juan Muraña The Elderly Lady The Duel The Other Duel Guayaquil The Gospel According to Mark Brodie's Report The Book of Sand (1975) The Other Ulrikke The Congress There Are More Things The Sect of the Thirty The Night of the Gifts The Mirror and the Mask "Undr" A Weary Man's Utopia The Bribe Avelino Arredondo The Disk The Book of Sand AfterwordShakespeare's Memory (1983) August 25, 1983 Blue Tigers The Rose of Paracelsus Shakespeare's Memory A Note on the Translation Acknowledgments Notes to the Fictionsshow more

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