Aleph and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0142437883
ISBN-13: 9780142437889
Edition: 2004
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borgess most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a woman plotting vengeance on her fathers killer, and a man awaiting his assassin in a Buenos Aires guest house. This volume also contains the hauntingly brief vignettes about literary imagination and personal identity collected in The Maker, which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public fame began to undermine his sense of self.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1899, Jorge Borges was educated by an English governess and later studied in Europe. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he helped to found several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library. With Samuel Beckett he was awarded the $10,000 International Publishers Prize in 1961, which helped to establish him as one of the most prominent writers in the world. Borges regularly taught and lectured throughout the United States and Europe. His ideas have been a profound influence on writers throughout the Western world and on the most recent developments in literary and critical theory. A prolific writer of essays, short stories, and plays, Borges's concerns are perhaps clearest in his stories. He regarded people's endeavors to understand an incomprehensible world as fiction; hence, his fiction is metaphysical and based on what he called an esthetics of the intellect. Some critics have called him a mystic of the intellect. Dreamtigers (1960) is considered a masterpiece. A central image in Borges's work is the labyrinth, a mental and poetic construct, that he considered a universe in miniature, which human beings build and therefore believe they control but which nevertheless traps them. In spite of Borges's belief that people cannot understand the chaotic world, he continually attempted to do so in his writing. Much of his work deals with people's efforts to find the center of the labyrinth, symbolic of achieving understanding of their place in a mysterious universe. In such later works as The Gold of the Tigers, Borges wrote of his lifelong descent into blindness and how it affected his perceptions of the world and himself as a writer. Borges died in Geneva in 1986.

Andrew Hurley is a professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Hurley is the author of Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 and Common Fields: An Environmental History of St. Louis.

Introduction
The immortal
The dead man
The theologians
Story of the warrior and the captive maiden
A biography of Tadeo Isidore Cruz (1829-1874)
Emma Zunz
The house of Asterion
The other death
Deutsches requiem
Averroes search
The zabir
The writing of the God
Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, murdered in his labyrinth
The two kings and the two labyrinths
The wait
The man on the threshold
The aleph
Afterword
Foreword : for Leopold Lugones
The maker
Dreamtigers
A dialog about a dialog
Tocnails
Covered mirrors
Argumentum ornithologicum
The captive
The mountebank
Delia Elena San Marco
A dialog between dead men
The plot
A problem
The yellow rose
The witness
Martin Fierro
Mutations
Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote
Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Parable of the palace
Everything and nothing
Ragnarok
Inferno, I, 32
Borges and I
One exactitude and science
In memoriam, J.F.K.
Afterward

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