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Ficciones

Author: Jorge Luis Borges; Anthony Kerrigan
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1963, ©1962.
Series: An Evergreen book, E-368
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Evergreen edView all editions and formats
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The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the gargantuan powers of imagination, intelligence, and style of one of the greatest writers of this or any other century. 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. More playful and approachable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Science fiction
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges; Anthony Kerrigan
ISBN: 0394172442 9780394172446
OCLC Number: 12127323
Notes: Translation of: Ficciones.
Description: 174 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Garden of forking paths --
Prologue: Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius --
Approach to Al-Mu'tasim --
Pierre Menard, author of Don Quixote --
Circular ruins --
Babylon lottery --
Examination of the work of Herbert Quain --
Library of Babel --
Garden of forking paths --
Artifices: Prologue: Funes, the memorious --
Form of the sword --
Theme of the traitor and hero --
Death and the compass --
Secret miracle --
Three versions of Judas --
End --
Sect of the Phoenix --
South.
Series Title: An Evergreen book, E-368
Other Titles: Ficciones.
Responsibility: by Jorge Luis Borges ; edited and with an introduction by Anthony Kerrigan.

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The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the gargantuan powers of imagination, intelligence, and style of one of the greatest writers of this or any other century. 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. More playful and approachable than the fictions themselves are Borges's Prologues, brief elucidations that offer the uninitiated a passageway into 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. 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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