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    From his early years the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges lived among books and languages classical literature from many civilizations and cultures Chinese Persian Nordic Spanish to name several His greatest childhood memory was h

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    It is literally impossible to overvalue Jorge Luis Borges’ influence on the modern intellectual literature – however much we think he did he did even Similar to sounds skilfully combined by a composer into a harmonious seuence tur

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    Briefly A catalog a biographical dictionary of vile people with a worldwide range real andor imagined imagined certainly even the real This owes a debt to Marcel Schwob’s Imaginary Lives and to which J Rodolfo Wilcox owes a debt for having enabled The Temple of Iconoclasts which I’ll now return to liking uite a lot and recently providi

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    Reading is an activity subseuent to writing resigned civil intellectual the closing words to the preface of the first editionI have the Complete Fictions with copious translator's notes but am splitting my review of that into its components listed in publication order Collected Fictions all reviews This is the first published in 1935I had read several profound and passionate reviews by friends and felt the building lure of Borges

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    In matters of grave importance style not sincerity is the vital thing Oscar WildeExercises in Style These stories are fascinating exercises in styleThey effectively document the development of Borges' style at a time when he was a shy sort of m

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    My only problem with this book was that it was too short This is the sort of book that makes you want to make further explorations Widow Ching the Pirate is probably my next stop somewhere over there between my historical reads

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    Awww my 1st Borges ^^ I remember the beauty the confusionjust don't read it in your teenage years D

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    This was an enjoyable read and much better than some have mentioned in their criticisms Borges' style is so natural and free It is as if he is sitting there in front of you relaxing relating his story to our sharpening delight

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    I somehow managed to get a BA with a focus on comparative literature and continental philosophy and then a PhD with a focus on twentie

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    This early selection of short stories was revised by Borges in 1954 after an original release in 1935Most of these were published in singular form in the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica The collection slots in nicely alongside most of his work and features all the hallmarks you would come to expect from the Argentine master Borges lo

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S represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators. I somehow managed to get a BA with a focus on comparative literature and continental philosophy and then a PhD with a focus on twentieth century literature without reading any Borges How did that happen Well any time I tried to read South American magical realist literature I broke out in hives of boredom and I thought maybe Borges was to blame in addition I thought and still think that Borges might be responsible in part for recent developments in the anglo american literature of conceit you know books called things like The Amazing Adventures of Kloofy Krumpleflugger in which Kloofy Krumpleflugger has some kind of cute mental condition a conflicted relationship with his mother and is able to talk to animals but which has absolutely no intellectual emotional or ethical weight whatsoever outside a bland kind of liberalism Well I was wrong I know I should have read him earlier This collection is a charming nothing which is exactly what I was looking for The narrative voice is delightful the stories slightly magical but really or less straight retellings of traditional stories from the middle east and east asia or nineteenth century tales of outlawry And somewhat confusingly tales from Swedenborg Borges original tale Man on Pink Corner is a ight but not as much fun as the others I fear I ll get less impressed by Borges if his work gets serious than this people who deal with universal themes in a serious way are always unbearable

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In his writing Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun Here he reveals his delight in re creating or making up colorful stories from the Orient the Islamic world and the Wild West as well as his horrified fascination with knife fights political and personal betrayal and bloodthirst. From his early years the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges lived among books and languages classical literature from many civilizations and cultures Chinese Persian Nordic Spanish to name several His greatest childhood memory was his father s library he was reading Shakespeare in English at age 11 by the time he was an adult Borges turned his mind into one vast library Therefore it is a bit ironic this bookish man chose to write an entire collection of tales about men of sheer action and where the action is immorality wickedness injustice and evil And A Universal History of Iniuity is a jewel Unlike Borges s baroue writings these nine short tales are straight forward and make for easy reading For the purposes of this review and to convey the flavor of the book here are uotes with brief comments on two of the talesThe Disinterested Killer Bill HarriganAt the very beginning Borges writes The almost child who died at the age of twenty one owing a debt to human justice for the deaths of twenty one men not counting Mexicans Yes this is a tale of Billy the Kid Iniuity indeed Borges gives us several vivid memorable images of what it is like to kill for the hell of it For instance one notorious Mexican gunslinger and outlaw walks into a bar a shot rings out no need for a second shot and Billy picked up the conversation where he left off And then in the words of Borges That night Billy lays his blanket out next to the dead man and sleeps ostentatiously until morningMonk Eastman Purveyor of IniuitiesHere is a description of noted personalities from this urban tale The chaotic story takes place in the cellars of old breweries turned into Negro tenements in a seedy three story New York City filed with gangs of thugs like the Swamp Angels who would swarm out of the labyrinthine sewers on marauding expeditions gangs of cutthroats like the Daybreak boys who recruited precocious murderers of ten and eleven years old brazen solitary giants like the Plug Uglies whose stiff bowler hats stuffed with wood and whose vast shirttails blowing in the wind of the slums might provoke a passerby s improbable smile but who carried huge bludgeons in their right hands and long narrow pistols and gangs of street toughs like the Dead Rabbit gang who entered into battle under the banner of their mascot impaled upon a pike Its characters were men like Dandy Johnny Dolan famed for his brilliantined forelock the monkey headed walking sticks he carried and the delicate copper pick he wore on his thumb to gouge out his enemies eyes men like Kit Burns who was known to bite the head off live rats and men like blind Danny Lyons a towheaded kid with huge dead eyes who pimped for three whores that proudly walked the streets for himI have included the long uote above for a specific reason Borges was fascinated by the image and concept of labyrinths his entire life However such a labyrinth of unending perversion and violence was one Borges would never himself experience directly rather as a bookish literary man Borges entered this twisted human sewer through his imagination And please keep in mind Borges was strongly influenced by the nineteenth century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer The nastiness and brutality of life outlined by Schopenhauer made an indelible impression on the sensitive authorMy guess is anyone reading this review is light years away from entering a world where teenagers kill for the hell of it or cutthroat gangs hack and slice one another to pieces under the banner of an impaled dog or rabbit But such worlds existed aplenty in the 19th and early 20th century and they still exist today How to experience these violent worlds for yourself One easy answer let Jorge Luis Borges give you a guided tourYoung Jorge Luis Borges Can you imagine young Borges as part of the New York City kids gang in the photo at the top

Read Û PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jorge Luis Borges

Y revenge Sparkling with the sheer exuberant pleasure of story telling this wonderful collection marked the emergence of an utterly distinctive literary voiceFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1700 titles Penguin Classic. My only problem with this book was that it was too short This is the sort of book that makes you want to make further explorations Widow Ching the Pirate is probably my next stop somewhere over there between my historical reads