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Aleph, the (1971) [Collection]
by Jorge Luis Borges Rating: Weighted - 6.0 / Average - 5.7 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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A collection of stories, one of which gives the book its title and is about a hole through which you can see the whole universe at a time.


  • The Aleph
  • Streetcorner Man
  • The Approach to al-Mu'tasim
  • The Circular Ruins
  • Death and the Compass
  • The Life of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874)
  • The Two Kings and Their Two Labyrinths
  • The Dead Man
  • The Other Death
  • Ibn Hakkan al-Bokhari, Dead in His Labyrinth
  • The Man On the Threshold
  • The Challenge
  • The Captive
  • Borges and Myself
  • The Maker
  • The Intruder
  • The Immortals
  • The Meeting
  • Pedro Salvadores
  • Rosendo's Tale

(plus a brief autobiographical essay.)

Original title: El Aleph
Original languages: Spanish


Genre: FictionScience Fiction
FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Circular Ruins, the (1940) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Edition #1: Aleph, the

Aleph, the (1971)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "For anyone who would catch up with the Borges phenomenon in literature, this is the book to start with." Herbert A. Kenney, Boston Globe
  • "...this book is our Baedeker." The New Yorker
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