The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Ficciones

Ficciones (1944) [Collection]
by Jorge Luis Borges Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (From the publisher):

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. For to enter the worlds in Ficciones is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges, wherein lie Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.

  • Part One: The Garden of Forking Paths
    • Prologue
    • Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
    • The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim
    • Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote
    • The Circular Ruins
    • The Babylon Lottery
    • An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quinn
    • The Library of Babel
    • The Garden of Forking Paths
  • Part Two: Artifices
    • Prologue
    • Funes the Memorious
    • The Form of the Sword
    • Theme of the Traitor and Hero
    • Death and the Compass
    • The Secret Miracle
    • Three Versions of Judas
    • The End
    • The Sect of the Phoenix
    • The South

Original title: Ficciones
Original languages: Spanish

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics


The following works are contained within this one:
     Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Circular Ruins, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Lottery in Babylon, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain, an (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Library of Babel, the (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Death and the Compass (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Secret Miracle, the (1943) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Theme of the Traitor and Hero (1944) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Edition #1: Ficciones

Ficciones (1962)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Anthony Kerrigan Anthony Bonner Alistair Reid Ruthven Todd Helen Temple
Edited by: Anthony Kerrigan
Blurbs:
  • "Borges's composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object- his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant, burnished instrument, and it is quite adequate to the extreme demands his baroque imagination makes of it....Absolutely and most vividly original." Saturday Review
  • "These brief Ficciones have to be read one at a time, slowly; then they throb with uncanny and haunting power. A strange and formidable writer, Sr. Borges is also a magesterial stylist - even in translation." Atlantic Monthly
Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:

Ficciones (February 1, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802130303
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 0.7
Pages: 176

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use