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Author Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986, author

Title Ficciones / Jorge Luis Borges ; edited and with an introduction by Anthony Kerrigan
Published New York, N.Y. : Grove Press, 1962
New York : Grove Press, Inc., [1962]


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 W'PONDS  868.042 B7325 A23/K  AVAILABLE
Description 174 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Part one: The garden of forking paths. Prologue -- Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius / translated by Alastair Reid -- The approach to Al-Mu'tasim / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- Pierre Menard, author of Don Quixote / translated by Anthony Bonner -- The circular ruins / translated by Anthony Bonner -- The Babylon lottery / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- An examination of the work of Herbert Quain / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The library of Babel / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The garden of forking paths / translated by Helen Temple and Ruthven Todd
Part two: Artifices. Prologue -- Funes, the memorious / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The form of the sword / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- Theme of the traitor and hero / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- Death and the compass / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The secret miracle / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- Three versions of Judas / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The end / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The sect of the Phoenix / translated by Anthony Kerrigan -- The South / translated by Anthony Kerrigan
Summary 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
Notes "Translated from the Spanish, ©1956 by Emecé Editores, S.A., Buenos Aires"--Title page verso
Subject Germans -- Argentina -- Fiction.
Manners and customs -- Fiction.
Philosophy, English -- Fiction.
Science fiction, Argentine.
Short stories -- Argentina -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Spanish fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Manners and customs -- Fiction.
Short stories, Argentine -- 20th century -- Translations into English
Spanish fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Argentina -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Babylon (Extinct city) -- Fiction.
India -- Religion -- Fiction.
Artentina -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Genre/Form Short stories.
Author Contains (expression) Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986. Ficciones. English (Kerrigan, Reid, Bonner, Temple, and Todd)
Bonner, Anthony, translator
Kerrigan, Anthony, editor, translator
Reid, Alastair, 1926-2014, translator
Temple, Helen, 1914- translator
Todd, Ruthven, 1914-1978, translator
LC no. 62013054
ISBN 0394172442