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The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges

The Aleph (1949)

by Jorge Luis Borges

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Some magnificently convoluted and clever stories - just what you would expect from Borges. ( )
  soylentgreen23 | Jul 3, 2016 |
great style, simple... ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
Atrapante:es una visión maravillosa de la pantalla de Internet :El Aleph es todos los puntos en un solo punto,todos los mundos en un solo sitio:Internet.Un genio Borges !!! ( )
  monikarganaraz | Aug 29, 2014 |
A collection of (mostly fantasy) short stories, in Spanish. The only one of these I'd read before was La casa de Asterión, which I guess I must have read around the time I was reading House of Leaves? I enjoyed most of these, although the title story was quite tough for me to read in places (because of the pretentious vocabulary of the antagonist). I do like Borges' mathsy qualities. ( )
  tronella | May 30, 2013 |
Though his tales are packed with philosophical ruminations, Borges is first of all an inveterate story teller, whether it's a simple tale of revenge or the history of the hidden face of God. His stories often feature a sense of uncertainty which lends them a certain immediacy, as if they were ancient legends, now distorted by time, or police reports, with caveats where the teller bumps up against the limits of knowledge--but the best of these combine a sense of both, linking the mythic to the procedural, the infinite to the particular. ( )
  CarlosMcRey | May 22, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jorge Luis Borgesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arrigucci Jr., DaviTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Axelsson, SunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bjurman, LarsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grčić, MarkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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En Londres, a principios del mes de junio de 1929, el anticuario Joseph Cartaphilus, de Esmirna, ofreció a la princesa de Lucinge los seis volúmenes en cuarto menor (1715-1720) de la Ilíada de Pope.
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Please do not combine The Aleph (El Aleph) with The Aleph and Other Stories (De Aleph en andere verhalen).
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Borges' stories have a deceptively simple, almost laconic style. In maddeningly ingenious stories that play with the very form of the short story, Borges returns again and again to his themes: dreams, labyrinths, mirrors, infinite libraries, the manipulations of chance, gaucho knife-fighters, transparent tigers and the elusive nature of identity itself.

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Originalmente publicada en 1949, esta coleccion reune dieciocho relatos entre los que se encuentra algunos de los mas admirados cuentos de la literatura: "El Aleph," la clasica historia de una resplandeciente esfera en la que confluyen de un modo asombroso todos los tiempos y todos los espacios en el universo; "El Zahir," una fascinante reflexion sobre la obsesion, Borges narra la historia de un objeto que inspira la fascinacion inmediata de todos aquellos que lo ven hasta consumir su atencion y realidad completa; y "El Inmortal," un inquietante viaje a traves de la Ciudad de los Inmortales, un laberintico mundo en el que todo, incluso los edificios y las escaleras, aparece caoticamente irregular o invertido.… (more)

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