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Publisher Comments:

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges’s most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a woman plotting vengeance on her father’s “killer,” and a man awaiting his assassin in a Buenos Aires guest house.  This volume also contains the hauntingly brief vignettes about literary imagination and personal identity collected in The Maker, which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public fame began to undermine his sense of self.

Synopsis:

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges' most fully realized human characters.

About the Author

Andrew Hurley is a professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, where he also teaches in the Translation Program. His many translations include the works of Reinaldo Arenas.

Table of Contents

The Aleph and Other Stories Introduction by Andrew Hurley

The 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

Averroës' 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

Afterword

The Maker (1960)

Foreword: For Leopold 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 and Science

In Memoriam, J.F.K.

Afterword

A Note on the Translation

Acknowledgments

Notes to the Fictions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437889
Other:
Hurley, Andrew
Notes by:
Hurley, Andrew
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Author:
Hurley, Andrew
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Borges, Jorge Luis
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.70x6.70x.59 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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