Ficciones: Introduction by John Sturrock (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

Ficciones: Introduction by John Sturrock (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series) by Jorge Luis Borges 0679422994 9780679422990
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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 formin 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 writers 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 Borgess greatness lies in the fact that his fictionselaborately paradoxical, postmodern, and intellectually delicious as they aremanaged to return the short story to the realm of the fabulous and the uncanny from which, as parable and fairy tale, it originally came.      

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Publication Date: 1993-05-25

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