Jorge Luis Borges Collected Fictions Translated by Andrew Hurley

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Jorge Luis Borges Collected Fictions Translated by Andrew Hurley is a 565=page softcover published in 1998 by Penguin Books.  There is a crease down the spine.  Inside, a date and initials are written in ink on the front end page.  The condition is good. 

Book Summary

Now, for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are collected in a single volume--from his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, the enigmatic prose poems of The Maker, up to his final work in the 1980s, Shakespeare's Memory.  

For some fifty years, in intriguing and ingenious fictions that re-imagined the very form of the short story, Borges returned again and again to his celebrated themes:  dreams, duels, labyrinths, mirrors, infinite libraries, the manipulations of chance, gauchos, knife fighters, tigers, and the elusive nature of identity itself.  Playfully experimenting with ostensibly sub-literary genres, Borges took the detective story and turned it into metaphysics; he took fantasy writing and made it, with its questioning and reinventing of everyday reality, central to the craft of fiction; he took the literary essay and put it to use reviewing wholly imaginary books.

ISBN:  0-14-02.8680-2


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