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Ficciones

Author: Jorge Luis Borges; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2015.
Series: Greatest books of the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Borges's composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object-his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant, burnished instrument, and it is quite adequate to the extreme demands his baroque imagination makes of it ... Absolutely and most vividly original."--Saturday Review The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jorge Luis Borges; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802190734 0802190731
OCLC Number: 948036326
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 25, 2016).
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Greatest books of the twentieth century.
Other Titles: Ficciones.
Responsibility: Jorge Luis Borges.
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"Borges's composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object-his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant, burnished instrument, and it is quite adequate to the extreme demands his baroque imagination makes of it ... Absolutely and most vividly original."--Saturday Review 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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