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ISBN: 0679422994
Author: John Sturrock,Jorge Luis Borges
Language: English
Publisher: Everyman's Library; Reissue edition (May 25, 1993)
Pages: 192
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.6
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Items related to Ficciones (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics. Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series). ISBN 13: 9780679422990. Reading Jorge Luis Borges is an experience akin to having the top of one's head removed for repairs. First comes the unfamiliar breeze tickling your cerebral cortex; then disorientation, even mild discomfort; and finally, the sense that the world has been irrevocably altered-and in this case, rendered infinitely more complex.

A compilation of Borges short fiction utilizing the translations of Norman Thomas di Giovanni whenever possible. 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.

Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics. A reference list for the Contemporary Classics set by Everyman's Library. Ficciones by. Jorge Luis Borges. Publisher's Description - From Chinua Achebe to Toni Morrison and Raymond Chandler to Joan Didion, the Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics set is a collection of the finest literature of our time by award-winning and bestselling writers with new introductions and author chronologies. Please do not make any changes to this list. score: 180, and 2 people voted.

by Jorge Luis Borges (Author), John Sturrock (Introduction). Hardcover: 192 pages. Borges' fictions are narrative at its purest. -from the Introduction by John Sturrock. From the Inside Flap. Introduction by John Sturrock; Translation by Anthony Kerrigan, et al. See all Product description.

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and was educated in Europe

Jorge Luis Borges was born in Buenos Aires in 1899 and was educated in Europe. One of the most widely acclaimed writers of our time, he published many collections of poems, essays and short stories before his death in Geneva in 1986. He was director of the Argentine National Library from 1955 until 1973. Mario Vargas Llosa, in a tribute to Borges, has written: 'His is a world of clear, pure, and at the same time unusual ideas expressed in words of great directness and restraint. was a superb storyteller.

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Jorge Luis Borges was one of those very rare creators who changed the face of an art form—in his case, the short story. His work has been paid the ultimate honor of being appropriated and imitated by innumerable writers on every continent of the world.The seventeen brief masterpieces of FICCIONES explode the boundaries of genre, offering up labyrinthine libraries, a fictional encyclopedia entry that spawns an entire world, a review of a nonexistent writer’s attempt to re-create Don Quixote word for word, a man with the disabling inability to forget anything he has ever experienced, and other metaphysical puzzles. But the true measure of Borges’s greatness lies in the fact that his fictions—elaborately paradoxical, postmodern, and intellectually delicious as they are—managed to return the short story to the realm of the fabulous and the uncanny from which, as parable and fairy tale, it originally came.


Ficciones was the book of the month selected by an incredibly well-read and brilliant man who was brilliant in his manner and discourse. I took one look and it and threw it over my shoulder (very hard if the book is on your Kendell.) However, before I went to the discussion session, I read it, the whole thing,
The first part was "living in a dream." I finally realized that Borges' brilliance allowed him to develop scenes in which characters had very different agendas and lived in fantasy instead of reality (at least as I know it.) The fantasy part, part 1, was might like 100 Days of Solitude. The next part was little stories, extremely well written, not dreamy and convoluted but dealing with the everyday mysteries of living. I enjoyed the last section of this book.
Do I think you should read it? Well, expect to comb the interest for interpretations from scholarly persons who knew Borges time, family and temperament. Each of the essays help in understanding. Even so, the work is demanding.
A "review" of the great FICCIONES seems a little ridiculous. It's a feat of the imagination rivaled only by the most sublime works of literature. If you don't read it now, your descendants will in four hundred years. At least one of the stories, "The Circular Ruins," should probably be required reading for any writer or artist.
These short stories are like no other. Allusive, fantastical yet compact and precise, they hint at elusive truths that always seem a bit out of reach. And always there are references to one or more books that frame the language and the narrative. The world as a book and the book of the world. These stories are self-reflexive and semiotic (labyrinths, libraries). They are the stuff of dreams-they speak of dreams and they create dreams.
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Borges is often regarded as the greatest example of a writer who should have won a Nobel prize in literature but didn't. I agree.
Beautifully composed, possibly the most influential writer in South America. His style is like no other, his mastery of human strife, dramatization, and puzzles have been nicely compiled in this series. Although I would prefer to have a few other work added, needless to say, this is perfect for the amateur Borges reader. His style is ageless and the storied unfold onto other stories and this makes his reading very fascinating. By far an excellent summer read and for all seasons, of course!
I absolutely love this book. It's not an easy read and the casual reader might find it boring or confusing. If you're into the typical bestsellers, skip this one. If you like to be challenged, this is the book for you.
I've read countless books for many years in many languages. This is one of the two or three greatest books I have ever read, no exaggeration.
Borges never fails to please, to challenge, to entertain, and more importantly make one's brain shift into high gear!
If you are looking for an easy read, don't expect to find it in Ficciones.

However, if you are looking for a little cerebral cortex arousal; grab this book and find a cozy won't be disappointed!

Reading with his head instead of his heart, Borges looks to fill his mind with all the minutia and information he can possibly hold and release it back in his works with finely crafted and fascinatingly playful philosophical stories.

The sparse, objective writing of Ficciones is a far cry from his earlier lyrical style, of which he says: "In those days, I sought dusk, the outskirts, and unhappiness; now, mornings, the center, and serenity."

Thankfully in the newer center, we are treated to 17 extraordinary stories that are teasingly succinct, yet brimming with imaginative and aesthetic prose!

The scarcity of words requires that the reader pay attention to them all or miss much of the wisdom and subtleness that define the delicate and ingenious style that is this fine master of fiction...Jorge Luis Borges!

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