This is a collection of short stories by the renowned argentinian author jorge luis borges. Editions of the aleph and other stories by jorge luis borges. Reworking borges is a legitimate experiment, not a crime books. He won the coveted formentor prize in the year 1961 followed by the jerusalem prize in the year 1971. In borgess story, the aleph is a point in space that contains all other points.
Borges writes in the original afterword, dated may 3, 1949 buenos aires, that most of the stories belong to the genre of fantasy. It is one of the stories in the short story collection, the aleph and other stories, first published in 1949, and revised by the author in 1974. As much as i love straight philosophical texts, borges tackles the same questions in painstakingly and eloquently written short fictions. Velez sarsfield, 1950 cp 1285 capital federal buenos aires. Adolfo bioy casares 19141999, argentine editor and magic realist writer, collaborated with jorge luis borges on the literary magazine destiempo and other collections of literature. But they will teach us that eternity is the standing still of the present time, a nuncstans as the schools call it. Ficciones by jorge luis borges, the aleph and other stories by jorge luis borges, the book of sand and shakespeares memory b. Jorge luis borges was a famous argentine poet, best known for his magical realism style of writing. In order to appreciate borges, all but the most intrepid literary reader must overcome two basic prejudices. I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space. Jorge luis borges librarything catalog your books online.
The aleph and other stories by jorge luis borges goodreads. Jorge luis borges 18991986 is the author of labyrinths and ficciones, among other books. Borges stories have a deceptively simple, almost laconic style. So that as plato had an ima gination, that all knowledge was but remem brance.
In maddeningly ingenious stories that play with the very form of the short story, borges returns again and again to his themes. Jorge luis borges selects 74 books for your personal library jorge luis borges by grete stern by grete stern licensed under public domain via wikimedia commons. Borges was educated in switzerland and travelled across during his childhood, that gave him a unique worldview in his literary pursiuts. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961. Jorge luis borges books list of books by author jorge. Jan 14, 2011 the aleph is a short story by the argentine writer and poet jorge luis borges. Jorge luis borges 18991986 is the master of the postmodern short story. For me, to read borges is to approach philosophy in an entirely new manner. Consequently perhaps, he is not as widely read as he should be. To date, the story stands as one of borgess most wellknown. The story traces the theme of infinity found in several of borges other works, such as the book of sand as in many of borges short stories, the protagonist is a. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.
The aleph is a short story by the argentine writer and poet jorge luis borges. Jorge luis borges is currently considered a single author. They reflect his penchant for mysticophilosophical musings, literary. Books by jorge luis borges jorge luis borges average rating 4. Recommendations for a particular book to start off with, maybe. Jose luis borges has four works highlighted in the new essential guide to spanish reading. The aleph was first published in the argentine journal sur in 1945 and was included as the title work in the 1949 collection the aleph. To date, the story stands as one of borges s most wellknown.
It is one of the stories in the short story collection, the aleph and other stories. The title work, the aleph, describes a point in space that contains all other spaces at once. The two kings and the two labyrinths the aleph by jorge luis borges. In borges story, the aleph is a point in space that contains all other points. So that as plato had an imagination, that all knowledge was but remembrance. Ibn hakkan albokhari, dead in his labyrinth by jorge luis borges. Like so many of borgess other stories, essays, and poems, the aleph is an attempt to explore and dramatize a philosophical or scientific riddle. Someone recently recommended i look into books by jorge luis borges. The aleph short story collection project gutenberg self. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping, or confusion.
First published in september 1945, it was reprinted in the short story collection, the aleph and other stories, in 1949, and revised by the author in 1974. See all books authored by jorge luis borges, including ficciones, and labyrinths. Vaccaro sanchez moreno, 794 cp 1091 capital federal buenos aires interior. One of the most striking aspects of the aleph is the quantity of allusions made to the world outside the text, be they literary, historical, religious, philosophical, or geographic. He is regarded as one of the key figures in the fantasy genre as several of jorge luis borges best sellers were of the fantasy and. Le libros descargar libros en pdf, epub y mobi leer. Case of fattened jorge luis borges story heads to court in argentina. If anyones ever delved in those, can you provide additional info about the themes and styles in his books. His collected fictions was recently published in a new translation.1524 1188 515 593 62 510 1004 704 145 686 219 720 119 1029 744 754 1099 331 1021 980 309 366 564 1052 1319 410 879 1561 738 808 263 1237 35 1112 681 178 434 1407 118 686 1410 1446 372 840 1155 370 378