Ficciones

Ficciones

Jorge Luis Borges Anthony Kerrigan / Aug 24, 2019

Ficciones 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 disco

  • Title: Ficciones
  • Author: Jorge Luis Borges Anthony Kerrigan
  • ISBN: 9780394172446
  • Page: 104
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  • 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 complex First published in 1945, his Ficciones compresReading 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 complex First published in 1945, his Ficciones compressed several centuries worth of philosophy and poetry into 17 tiny, unclassifiable pieces of prose He offered up diabolical tigers, imaginary encyclopedias, ontological detective stories, and scholarly commentaries on nonexistent books, and in the process exploded all previous notions of genre Would any of David Foster Wallace s famous footnotes be possible without Borges Or, for that matter, the syntactical games of Perec, the metafictional pastiche of Calvino For good or for ill, the blind Argentinian paved the way for a generation s worth of postmodern monkey business and fiction will never be simply fiction again Its enormous influence on writers aside, Ficciones has also perhaps importantly changed the way that we read Borges s Pierre Menard, for instance, undertakes the most audacious project imaginable to create not a contemporary version of Cervantes s most famous work but the Quixote itself, word for word This second text is verbally identical to the original, yet, because of its new associations, infinitely richer every time we read, he suggests, we are in effect creating an entirely new text, simply by viewing it through the distorting lens of history A book is not an isolated being it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships, Borges once wrote in an essay about George Bernard Shaw All men who repeat one line of Shakespeare are William Shakespeare, he tells us in Tl n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius In this spirit, Borges is not above impersonating, even quoting, himself It is hard, exactly, to say what all of this means, at least in any of the usual ways Borges wrote not with an ideological agenda, but with a kind of radical philosophical playfulness Labyrinths, libraries, lotteries, doubles, dreams, mirrors, heresiarchs these are the tokens with which he plays his ontological games In the end, ideas themselves are less important to him than their aesthetic and imaginative possibilities Like the idealist philosophers of Tl n, Borges does not seek for the truth or even for verisimilitude, but rather for the astounding for him as for them, metaphysics is a branch of fantastic literature Mary ParkContents Tl n, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius 1961 The Circular Ruins 1940 The Library of Babel 1962 The Approach to Al Mu tasim 1962 Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote 1962 An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain 1962 The Garden of Forking Paths 1948 Funes the Memorious 1962 Theme of the Traitor and Hero 1962 Death and the Compass 1961 The Secret Miracle 1956 Three Versions of Judas 1962 The End 1962 The Sect of the Phoenix 1962 The South 1962 The Babylon Lottery 1959 The Form of the Sword 1962

    Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan Ficciones Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness Ficciones Spanish Edition Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones Spanish Edition Jorge Luis Borges on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Pens en un laberinto de laberintos, en un sinuoso laberinto creciente que abarcara el pasado y el porvenir y que implicara de algn modo los astros Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones es quiz el libro ms reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges Ficciones , la enciclopedia libre Ficciones es un libro de cuentos escrito por Jorge Luis Borges, publicado en y compuesto de dos partes El jardn de senderos que se bifurcan y Artificios posee dos prlogos. Jorge Luis Borges fue considerado el ms destacado emergente que surgi de un grupo de escritores que fu conocido como el Grupo Florida denominado as porque la revista en la que publicaban se ubicaba en las Libros Resumen de Ficciones Acerca del autor Jorge Luis Borges es uno de los grandes autores de la historia de la literatura universal Poeta, prosista y fundamentalmente sabio, Borges cre con sus ficciones un universo propio, un compendio asombroso de conjeturas, espejos, laberintos, paradojas Imaginaria ndice Ficciones Introduzca los trminos de bsqueda Enve el formulario de bsqueda Imaginaria La Web Secciones Autores Lecturas Ficciones Galera Reseas de libros Libros recomendados Cuentos de Marcelo Birmajer Imaginaria No de Cada uno de estos cuentos narra dos historias una leyenda griega y un recuerdo Las leyendas o mitos griegos que inician cada cuento pertenecen a los libros de La Ilada y La Odisea, presumiblemente escritos o recopilados por un poeta ciego llamado Homero, hace . o . aos, segn Doraemon Doraemon Japanese is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F Fujio, the pen name of the duo Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko.The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise.The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the st century to aid a boy named Nobita Nobi Vivir y Otras Ficciones Bande annonce VO allocine Regardez la bande annonce du film Vivir y Otras Ficciones Vivir y Otras Ficciones Bande annonce VO Vivir y Otras Ficciones, un film de Jo Sol Netflix ficha a lex Pina, creador de La casa de papel y Jul , Netflix ha anunciado hoy que ha llegado a un acuerdo con el guionista y productor espaol lex Pina, creador de series como La casa de papel, Vis a Ficcin sonora RNE Playz estrena Playzcast, un espacio con ficciones sonoras inmersivas realizadas por RNE

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        Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer Borges was fluent in several languages He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library Biblioteca Nacional and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers Prize Prix Formentor His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.J M Coetzee said of Borges He, than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.


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    1. Reading Borges is always a challenge. When you read his stories, it seems you are reading everyone else's. There is a lot of references in his work, and if you want to truly (kind of) understand it (or begin to), you have to do a little research. He ends up being an invaluable teacher. Labyrinths, mirrors, libraries, dreams, fantasy, religion, philosophy, epistemology. My love for philosophical literature began with this author. My all-time favorite story is “Las Ruinas Circulares”; the powe [...]


    2. Even as a child, the Argentinian master storyteller Jorge Luis Borges lived among books and various languages -- myths, legends and literature from many civilizations and cultures: Spanish, Chinese, Persian, Nordic, to name just a few. His greatest childhood memory was his father's library; he was reading Shakespeare in English before the age of twelve; by the time he was an adult, Borges turned his mind into one vast library.Borges did not write long, involved novels like David Copperfield, The [...]


    3. Borges looked inside the swirling mind of man and made a maze of it. A glorious maze! The maze that is Ficciones is a maze built of mazes, one opening unto another, circling around and looping back, an infinity of mazes, small as the smallest of small minds, large as the universe can be imagined. Its architecture is delicate and refined; the wry wit of its creator is apparent in every twist and turn. Borges' maze gently mocks yet empathizes with the self-important, the self-absorbed, and the sel [...]


    4. “Blind to all fault, destiny can be ruthless at one's slightest distraction.” Reading Jorge Luis Borges is a bewildering experience and a challenge all in one. There is no logically understanding the mazes Borges creates, but that is what fantastical-realism is all about. Ficciones is a labyrinth, beautiful and witty, of ideas and feelings that mock and conquers the reader.Borges can speak for himself, who am I to explain his brilliance and imagination?“When it was proclaimed that the Libr [...]


    5. 3.5 - There can be at times circumstances that effect your thoughts on what's being read. Or even just the way that you read it. This is one of those very occasion where I will undoubtedly benefit reading again. It's clear to see why Jorge Luis Borges is regarded as one of the 20th century's most inventive writers, and Ficciones is a collection of small stories that are on a grand scale, but my overall problem was going through three or four at a time and finding them hard to digest, jumping fro [...]


    6.                                          Metaphor              Infinity         Sophistry             Penumbra          Symbolic               LABYRINTH                 Heresiarch              Prefigured         Philology             Nihilism                                        Maze             AllegoricalThis may not be the prettiest word cloud ever constructed, but I think it’s a fair repr [...]


    7. The peer pressure from my intellectually superior friends finally shamed me into reading this (as I had no Borges under my belt). Obviously from the 5 stars, I'm glad I caved in. This is a collection of 17 of his "best" short stories, held together merely by the thread that they are like nothing else you've ever read or even thought about. Not every story is perfection, but all are surprising, irritating, challenging and somehow rewarding. Standouts are "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote" - a [...]


    8. 4.5 stars, rounding up. I read and then reread several of these stories (some of them for a third time) while I was writing my final review for Fantasy Literature, and they keep impressing me more for the most part. My literary friends will be so proud of me! :D So here's the full review, where you can follow along with the journey of myself and my (severely challenged, but ultimately edified) brain cells Ficciones is a classic collection of seventeen short stories by acclaimed Argentine author [...]


    9. To me Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges is the ultimate anthology of short stories… I find in it everything I ever want to find in literature: reality and surrealness, fables and parables, legends and myths, mysticism and philosophy, history and fantasy and an endless enigma.“I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia. The mirror troubled the far end of a hallway in a large country house on Calle Gaona, in Ramos Mejia; the encyclopedia is misleadingly titled [...]


    10. Todavía no supero este libro. Creo, el mejor de todos los libros de cuentos Borgianos. Todavía no supero que los habitantes de tlön no crean en el espacio y su lenguaje este compuesto de una sucesión infinita de verbos. Todavía no supero la concepción de un empresa como la Pierre Menard, que buscas escribir el Quijote, me rindo a ayudarle en lo que pueda. Todavía no supero la daga, ni los laberintos, ni los tigres, ni el sur, ni las bibliotecas, ni al otroTodavía no supero a Borges.


    11. ( Note: This is an article I wrote in 2009 to mark the 110th birth Anniversary of Borges. Therefore, some of the stories I cite here may not belong to this collection. I thought to post it here as this book is the most cited. If you plan to buy a book of Borges, buy this one or Labyrinth and other stories as both contain the same set of stories and translators. His best translators are Norman Thomas di Giovanni and Anthony Kerrigan . Stay away from the translator Andrew Hurley)THE BINOCULARS OF [...]


    12. A dream within a dream It was a fascinating first-acquaintance with Borges, an author who has been staying with me for a long time, a house-ghost, a little of this and a little of that, a glimpse into my subconscious and all legends and myths in one place. Cleverly wrought essays on Swedish scholars and secret societies planting false information and a lot of babble – I clearly get the impression that Borges never minded hearing himself speak, and being spoken of. The best short stories are th [...]


    13. Ok, I'd tried to read Labyrinths years ago and found it dry and dull. I thought that perhaps I just wasn't in the proper state of mind, or perhaps wasn't well read enough to get it. I'd also come off of a Calvino kick, so Borges felt boring. Fast forward to me thinking that I really should commit to Borges and give him a real chance.I have to say that hard a hard time with this book. I only really like one story The Babylonian Lottery. The Circular Ruins, The Library of Babel, The Garden of Fork [...]


    14. Έδιτ 1Στις "Μυθοπλασίες" ο Μπόρχες μας οδηγεί στον μαγικό του κόσμο και η διαδρομή περνάει μέσα από λαβύρινθους, καθρέφτες, ψευδεπίγραφα και μαθηματικούς γρίφους!Κάθε διήγημα είναι και μια πνευματική άσκηση για τον αναγνώστη. Ο Μπόρχες μας καλεί να λύσουμε τους γρίφους και [...]


    15. Read for the 2015 Reading Challenge: #12 A book of short stories.Beautifully written, addictive, but complicated must of the time. Definitely worth reading. The stories cover a wide range of topics in an exquisite form. Para lo corto del libro se tarda uno en leerlo. Borges escribe muy lindo pero hay algo en estas historias que me hacían sentir intimidada, no se que fue. Los temas que tratan son muy variados, así que seguro hay alguno para ti. Las que a mi mas me gustaron fueron: Tlön, Uqbar, [...]


    16. “You who read me, are You sure of understanding my language?”Jorge Luis Borges, “The Library of Babel” Even though I read Borges’s “Collected Fictions” in Spanish, my native tongue, I have to confess I didn’t understand half of it. Presumptuous of me to think I would. Famous for being the founder of postmodernist literature and influenced by the work of fantasists such Edgar Allan Poe and Franz Kafka, whom I adore, I was naive enough to assume I would be able to untangle Borges [...]


    17. Si alguien me preguntara quién es el autor con la mejor prosa que he leído, sin lugar a dudas contestaría Jorge Luis Borges. Cada uno de sus cuentos explota en lírica y bucea por existencias sutilmente cambiadas que te ofuscan en un mundo aparentemente conocido en el cual una magia utópica y soñadora es realidad.¿Es pesado? Sí. ¿Algunos cuentos, por no decir la mayoría, son casi incomprensibles? También: Borges nos ultraja nuestra capacidad de intelección. Aunque si después buscan s [...]


    18. Este livro fez-me sentir com cérebro de pulga. Não sei se gosto disso……devo gostar pois, em vez de desistir, li e reli cada conto há média de um por dia e, até ao conto/dia seguinte, ia “ruminando” sobre o seu significado. No principio, ainda me iludi e convenci-me de que se fosse paciente e persistente iria ficar a entender, minimamente, o universo Borgeano. Qual quê! Quanto mais lia mais me afundava em confusão. Mas, estranhamente, também me sentia cada vez mais enfeitiçada co [...]


    19. I owe the discovery of El Matrero to Harper Lee. Five years ago I was spending the evening with my friend Renaldo Compostella, and, as was often the way, literature was our main topic of conversation. Renaldo, who always, or certainly more than I, kept an eye on forthcoming releases and bookish news, happened to mention the scheduled publication of a new novel by Harper Lee, the American authoress famous for To Kill a Mockingbird. The ensuing discussion was notable not for what we had to say abo [...]


    20. For me, reading has always been like connecting your brain to that of the book's author. Since January of this year, I have already finished 100 books and I never had experienced delving into a mind as scintillating as that of Jorge Luis Borges, the Spanish author of this strangely amazing (or amazingly strange) book - FICCIONES which means FICTIONS.To understand the book, you really have to slow down and reflect on each phrase. It is different from reading Salman Rushdie who I find confusing be [...]


    21. This collection of short stories is a great introduction to Borges' fictional universe. At times his stories read like a non-fiction article or book review, but Borges sort of sneaks up on you and gives a tug at your conception of what constitutes real versus imaginary.I would say that some of the stories are more engaging than others, but that's just a matter of personal interest. They are all worth reading, and recommended, especially to those who enjoy magic realism, fantasy, and sci-fi books [...]


    22. I'm more a fan of "Artificios" than the actual "Ficciones" collection, though "El Jardin" remains one of the better ones from Ficciones. Reading this collection for my Boston book club made me realize that, having taught Borges short stories over the years and reading for my exams as a graduate student, I thought that I had read all of them.But I hadn't; I encountered a few new ones here, namely "The End", which puts an end to the Martin Fierro story. So I've erased Borges from my "read" lists a [...]


    23. The Garden of Forking Paths (1941)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 PathsArtifices (1944)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 SouthAfterwor [...]


    24. 17 August, 1967: I just finished Ficciones today. I also received it today. That is, today, three weeks ago; I mean, three weeks ago, today. (Three groups of seven, totaling twenty-one; or, in Arabic numerals, 3 x 7 = 21.)I read the book once a day, for each of the days since receiving it. (A total of twenty-one times; 21/1 = 21.) The first week, I read the book in a different mood per day. I started off neutral. The next day, I recalled annoying instances from my past to put myself in an angry [...]


    25. E’ difficilissimo commentare questo libro. La maggior parte dei lettori lo definisce un capolavoro assoluto, un “classico contemporaneo”. Per me è stata una lettura assai complessa. Borges è uno scrittore per un lettore “erudito” –che non sono io-. Mi mancano le conoscenze letterarie di base per capirlo a fondo. E così scrivo di quel poco che sono riuscita a comprendere.Innanzitutto il titolo: andando avanti con la lettura ho capito il perché del titolo. Finzioni significa astraz [...]


    26. Στο φαντασιακό σύμπαν του Μπόρχες απλώς αρμενίζεις. Χωρίς πλοηγό και μπούσουλα, ανοίγεις πανιά κι αφήνεσαι στο ταξίδι στους χωροχρονικούς λαβυρίνθους της σκέψης του. Πότε πότε απαντάς και κανέναν καθρέφτη, που άλλοτε δείχνει την αντανάκλασή σου κι άλλοτε το βλέμμα σου τον [...]



    27. msarki.tumblr/post/8547458As I was reading these stories, these ficciones, I was wondering where I might have heard this Borges voice before. And as I read it seemed to me that each story was important in its own rank as if derived from a serious study of an ancient text or the pouring over of history books detailing in no small measure the accounts that made up the results of whatever was being set forth. Of course, because the original Ficciones were written in Spanish and then translated to E [...]


    28. I shouldn't write a review for this, much less assign stars to it (which I might not do by the time I'm finished writing). My GR friend Dolors has said it already, and so eloquently, too (here's Dolor's review), especially in her penultimate paragraph, its last sentence reminding me of Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, which I loved. None of the star rankings are applicable for me, though of course I recognize the work's brilliance and that it deserves 5 stars: I just don't thin [...]


    29. The all-stars from this collection—‘The Library of Babel,’ ‘Pierre Manard—Author of Don Quixote’, ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ and ‘Death and the Compass’, and so on comprise some of the finest and first pangs of the postmodern in book form. Reading the Sainted Borges feels at times like difficult math(s) homework or taking a primer in logical philosophy, and the dusty archaism of his references can make the stories feel like relics from the 18thC (both a plus and a minus), [...]


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