Author of an important body of stories, poems, and essays, Borges has influenced modern fiction and criticism in both South and North America.
Sep 26, The maze that is Ficciones is a maze built of mazes, one opening unto another, circling around and looping back, an infinity of mazes, small as the smallest of small minds, large as the universe can be imagined.
Its architecture is delicate and refined; the wry wit of its creator is apparent in every twist and turn. He understands the foibles of man and his maze offers diverse commentaries on such things.
Beware the prickly thorns of this maze! There is anger there, under the charm and the playful games; anger at the systems of man and the futility of certain behaviors, at the machinery of government. There is sadness there too, at the thought of those who would treat such mazes as homes, at the machinations of fate.
Like every writer, he measured the virtues of other writers by their performance, and asked that they measure him by what he conjectured or planned.
Borges is fascinated by the concept that if something has been thought about, has acquired meaning through that contemplation, then that something has become real. Thought creates its own reality, and reality is composed of varied systems of being and behavior; thought becomes the way that reality is interpreted - and therefore enacted.
Ficciones tells stories about stories: Ficciones is an imaginarium; it is a weird and haunted carnival. It is a dazzling display of comic, sometimes cosmic gems Oh the mysterious fallibility and hypocrisy of the human kind! Their failures and their attempts to transcend their fates! The mazes and fictions that they create - and then proceed to live in!After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work—short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant “sketches,” which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters/5(9).
Jorge Luis Borges (August 24, – June 14, ) was an Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer who is considered one of the foremost figures in world literature of the twentieth century. Borges' reputation rests primarily on his complex and startlingly original short stories.
Reading the work of Jorge Luis Borges for the first time is like discovering a new letter in the alphabet, or a new note in the musical scale. His . To me Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges is the ultimate anthology of short stories I find in it everything I ever want to find in literature: reality and surrealness, fables and parables, legends and myths, mysticism and philosophy, history and /5.
Jorge Luis Borges. Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine tranceformingnlp.com short stories deal with dreams, other universes, time, infinity, labyrinths, phylosophy and identity. His short story "The Aleph" is one of his most famous writings, it is about a point in the world where a person can see the whole universe.
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo KBE (/ ˈ b ɔːr h ɛ s /; Spanish: (); 24 August – 14 June ) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language tranceformingnlp.com best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes.
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo KBE (/ ˈ b ɔːr h ɛ s /; Spanish: (); 24 August – 14 June ) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language tranceformingnlp.com best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes. In Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Library of Babel,” the titular library contains “all that it is given to express, in all languages”: Everything: the minutely detailed history of the future, the archangels’ autobiographies, the faithful catalogue of the Library, thousands and. Ficciones is the most popular anthology of short stories by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, often considered the best introduction to his work. Borges' first anthology appears, The Garden of Forking Paths (El Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan) The anthology Ficciones is published, including the volume as its first half.