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Collected fictions

Author: Jorge Luis Borges; Andrew Hurley
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The works of an Argentinian writer who took the detective story and turned it into metaphysics. They range from the 1935 A Universal History of Iniquity, a series of biographies of reprehensible evildoers, to the surrealistic August 25, 1983 in which Borges meets himself as an old man.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
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Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986.
Collected fictions.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1998
(OCoLC)607208334
Named Person: Jorge Luis Borges; Jorge Luis Borges
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges; Andrew Hurley
ISBN: 0670849707 9780670849703 9780140286809 0140286802
OCLC Number: 38989853
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: 565 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A universal history of iniquity. Preface to the first edition --
Preface to the 1954 edition --
The cruel redeemer Lazarus Morell --
The improbable impostor Tom Castro --
The Widow Ching : pirate --
Monk Eastman, purveyor of iniquities --
The disinterested killer Bill Harrigan --
The uncivil teacher of court etiquette Kôtsuké no Suké --
Hakim, the masked dyer of Merv --
Man on pink corner --
Et cetera --
Index of sources --
Fictions. The garden of forking paths. Foreword --
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis tertius --
The approach to Al-Mu'tasim --
Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote --
The circular ruins --
The lottery in Babylon --
A survey of the works of Herbert Quain --
The library of Babel --
The garden of forking paths --
Artifices. Foreword --
Funes, his memory --
The shape of the sword --
The theme of the traitor and the hero --
Death and the compass --
The secret miracle --
Three versions of Judas --
The end --
The cult of the phoenix --
The south --
The aleph. 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. Foreword: for Leopoldo 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 --
Martín 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 in science --
In memoriam, J.F.K. --
Afterword --
In praise of darkness. Foreword --
The ethnographer --
Pedro Salvadores --
Legend --
A prayer --
His end and his beginning --
Brodie's report. Foreword --
The interloper --
Unworthy --
The story from Rosendo Juárez --
The encounter --
Juan Muraña --
The elderly lady --
The duel --
The other duel --
Guayaquil --
The gospel according to Mark --
Brodie's report --
The book of sand. The other --
Ulrikke --
The congress --
There are more things --
The sect of the thirty --
The night of the gifts --
The mirror and the mask --
"Undr" --
A weary man's utopia --
The bribe --
Avelino Arredondo --
The disk --
The book of sand --
Afterword --
Shakespeare's memory. August 25, 1983 --
Blue tigers --
The rose of Paracelsus --
Shakespeare's memory --
A note on the translation --
Acknowledgments --
Notes to the fictions.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Jorge Luis Borges ; translated by Andrew Hurley.

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The works of an Argentinian writer who took the detective story and turned it into metaphysics. They range from the 1935 A Universal History of Iniquity, a series of biographies of reprehensible evildoers, to the surrealistic August 25, 1983 in which Borges meets himself as an old man.

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