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 A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The 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 h... continue
La primera parte, El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan (1941), reune el relato policial del mismo nombre, dos notas sobre libros imaginarios: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Y Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain, y cuatro cuentos de indole fantastica: Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Las ruinas circulares, La loteria de Babel.En la segunda parte, Artificios (1944), se incluyen, entre otros, La muerte y la brujula, de corte filosofico-policial; Funes el memorioso, metafora sobre el insomnio; Tema del traidor y d heroe, acerca de un mismo destino que pierde y que redime; y El Sur, cuento preferido d... continue
Borges' stories have a deceptively simple, almost laconic style. In maddeningly ingenious stories that play with the very form of the short story, Borges returns again and again to his themes- dreams, labyrinths, mirrors, infinite libraries, the manipulations of chance, gaucho knife-fighters, transparent tigers and the elusive nature of identity itself.
'On days of combat, the crew would mix gunpowder with their liquor' Borges became famous as a writer of short stories that contained new realities: elaborately conceived, ingenious and gamesome pr�cis of impossible worlds or imaginary books. In these five stories there is danger on the high seas, an ungracious teacher of etiquette and an encyclopaedia of an unknown planet � and Borges's unique imagination and intellect plays throughout. This book includes The Widow Ching-Pirate, Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities, The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette K�tsuk�, Tl�n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, Pi... continue