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Ficciones The 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 else in between Part One The Garden of Forking Paths Prologue Tl n, Uqbar, Orbis TertiusThe Approach to Al Mu tasim , not included in theedition Pierre Menard, Author of the QuixoteThe Circular RuinsThe Lottery in BabylonAn Examination of the Work of Herbert QuainThe Library of BabelThe Garden of Forking PathsPart Two Artifices Prologue Funes the MemoriousThe Form of the SwordTheme of the Traitor and the HeroDeath and the CompassThe Secret MiracleThree Versions of JudasThe End , nd edition only The Sect of the Phoenix , nd edition only The South , nd edition only

About the Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer Borges was fluent in several languages He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library Biblioteca Nacional and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers Prize Prix Formentor His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.J M Coetzee said of Borges He,than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.

10 thoughts on “Ficciones

  1. says:

    Reading Borges is always a challenge When you read his stories, it seems you are reading everyone else s There is a lot of references in his work, and if you want to truly kind of understand it or begin to , you have to do a little research He ends up being an invaluable teacher Labyrinths, mirrors, libraries, dreams, fantasy, religion, philosophy, epistemology My love for philos

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    The author is a master of mixing fantasy and philosophy He has been credited as a pioneer in magical realism in Latin American literature In this classic collection, most stories are almost as much essays as they are short stories Recurring themes are non existent and ancient books Time Geometry Gnosticism Mirrors Encyclopedias Chess Labyrinths Imaginary worlds Memory and mnemonics Infin

  3. says:

    Borges looked inside the swirling mind of man and made a maze of it A glorious maze The maze that is Ficciones is a maze built of mazes, one opening unto another, circling around and looping back, an infinity of mazes, small as the smallest of small minds, large as the universe can be imagined Its architecture is delicate and refined the wry wit of its creator is apparent in every twist and turn

  4. says:

    I ve just finished the seventeenth and final story in this volume My symmetry loving self is pleased to note that I ve been reading and rereading these seventeen Borges stories for exactly seventeen days Incidentally, Borges says reality favours symmetries.Another symmetry which strikes me is that the seventeenth story mirrors the fifteenth story which is called The End though we might expect the sevent

  5. says:

    A series of laconic, fantastical tales that provoke thought at every turn The collection s made up of seventeen stories packed with irony, metaphors, and allusions to works of literature from a vast array of places and times, but all the pieces have easy to understand concepts In one the writer allegorizes the universe as infinite library, and in another he explores Argentinian identity through a man s fantasy

  6. says:

    To me Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges is the ultimate anthology of short stories I find in it everything I ever want to find in literature reality and surreality, realness and surrealness, fables and parables, legends and myths, mysticism and philosophy, history and fantasy and an endless enigma.I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia The mirror troubled the far end of a hallway in

  7. says:

    edited on 27.05.19I now held in my hands a vast and systematic fragment of the entire history of an unknown planet, with its architectures and its playing cards, the horror of its mythologies and the murmur of its tongues, its emperors and its seas, its minerals and its birds and fishes, its algebra and its fire, its theological and the metaphysical controversies all joined, articulated, coherent, and with no visible doctrinal

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    Blind to all fault, destiny can be ruthless at one s slightest distractionReading Jorge Luis Borges is a bewildering experience and a challenge all in one There is no logically understanding the mazes Borges creates, but that is what fantastical realism is all about Ficciones is a labyrinth, beautiful and witty, of ideas and feelings that mock and conquers the reader.Borges can speak for himself, who am I to explain his brilliance and

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    3.5 5 There can be at times circumstances that affect your thoughts on what s being read Or even just the way that you read it This is one of those very occasion where I will undoubtedly benefit reading again It s clear to see why Jorge Luis Borges is regarded as one of the 20th century s most inventive writers, and Ficciones is a collection of small stories that are on a grand scale, but my overall problem was going through three or four at

  10. says:

    Metaphor Infinity Sophistry Penumbra Symbolic LABYRINTH Heresiarch Prefigured Philology Nihilism Maze AllegoricalThis may not be the prettiest word cloud ever constructed, but I think it s a fair representation of the Ficciones experience Much of the time spent trying to solve the stories puz Metaphor Infinity Sophistry Penumbra Symbolic LABYRINTH Heresiarch Prefigured Philology Nihilism Maze AllegoricalThis may not be the prettiest word cloud ever c

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