Ficciones

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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.
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Grouping Title ficciones
Grouping Author borges jorge luis
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auth_author2 Bonner, Anthony,, Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986., Kerrigan, Anthony,, Reid, Alastair, 1926-2014,, Temple, Helen, 1914-, Todd, Ruthven, 1914-1978,
author Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986,
author2-role Bonner, Anthony,translator., Borges, Jorge Luis,1899-1986.Ficciones., Kerrigan, Anthony,editor,translator., Reid, Alastair,1926-2014,translator., Temple, Helen,1914-translator., Todd, Ruthven,1914-1978,translator.
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display_description 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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subject_facet Argentina -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Babylon (Extinct city) -- Fiction, Germans -- Argentina -- Fiction, India -- Religion -- Fiction, Manners and customs -- Fiction, Philosophy, English -- Fiction, Science fiction, Short stories, Argentina -- 20th century -- Translations into English, Spanish fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English
title_display Ficciones
title_full Ficciones, Ficciones / Jorge Luis Borges ; edited and with an introduction by Anthony Kerrigan
title_short Ficciones
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topic_facet Fiction, Germans, Manners and customs, Philosophy, English, Religion, Short Stories, Short stories, Argentina, Social life and customs, Spanish fiction