Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
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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 in between.

 

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Considerado uno de los escritores más influyentes del siglo XX en cualquier idioma, la obra de Jorge Luis Borges continúa inspirando a nuevas generaciones de lectores gracias al deslumbrante poder de sus imágenes y la inmensa profundidad de sus temas.
 
Published May 12, 2015 by Grove Press. 174 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This will appear almost simultaneously with the New Directions presentation of the Argentinian avant-garde writer, Labyrinths (page 277), and one can question whether there will be an available audience for two collections of this kind.

Jan 30 2013 | Read Full Review of Ficciones (English Translation)

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But it was after his recovery from that crisis that he began to produce some of the most celebrated stories in Ficciones, “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote” and “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius.” And when a progressive congenital condition led to his total blindness in the 1950s (he never learned ...

Sep 12 2016 | Read Full Review of Ficciones (English Translation)

Fantasy Literature

Several years later, in this story, Fierro is an aging man with some regrets for the life he has lived, and whose free and lawless gaucho way of life is passing.

Oct 05 2016 | Read Full Review of Ficciones (English Translation)

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