A Universal History of Infamy (English and Spanish Edition) [Jorge Luis Borges] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Borges first book of short . A Universal History of Iniquity has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: From his early years the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges lived amon. In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. Here he reveals his delight in re-creating (or making up) colorful.

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Es imposible que le de a Borges menos de 5 estrellas. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. First American edition and first appearance in English. If Borges could master fraud, was he now ready to master pretence? For the purposes of this review and to convey the flavor of the book, here are quotes with brief comments on two of the tales. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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They are almost all written in the same style, abusing long enumerations and pompous and superfluous adjectives. Apr 16, M. Most of these were published in singular form in the Buenos Aires newspaper Critica. Hard cover in dust jacket. Lastly, may be missing components, e.


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A Universal History of Infamy

We will try to keep them non-invasive and relevant to your readerly interests. An entertaining read from start to finish, only hampered by the fact that towards the end the pieces get shorter and shorter.

The entire collection boasts similarly clever, circuitous ironies that can be revisited endlessly. The stories are full of knives, deaths and somehow are fun innfamy read.

As Kierkegaard once indicated there is a kind of writer who even the errors of become part of the composition and bring to it revelatory delight. Each entry into this collection bodges as a truthful historical narrative; however, Borges liberally diverges from his source material, essentially turning factual events and people into props through which to set up elaborate philosophical ironies and paradoxes.

The most interesting thing for me was not that Borges claims this was his chance to covertly try his hand at short story writing, but that I don’t know much about the people he wrote about, so had no idea where the truth ended and fantasy started and, considering these were published in a newspaper, there seems something quite troubling with that.

A Universal History of Infamy by Jorge Luis Borges

Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Univetsal. Angel Flores, the first to use the term ” magical realism “, set the beginning of the movement with this book.


In inramy preface to the edition, Borges distanced himself somewhat from the book, which he gave as an example of the baroque”when art flaunts and squanders its resources”; he wrote that the stories are “the irresponsible sport of a shy sort of man who could not bring himself to write short stories, and so amused himself by changing and distorting sometimes without aesthetic justification the stories of other men” and that “there is nothing beneath all the storm and the lightning.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.

He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. When you click on those ads and make a purchase, we get a little bit of money, which means we can host more giveaways and otherwise improve the blog.

World of Books Ltd Condition: Inspired by Your Browsing History. Sparkling with the sheer exuberant pleasure of story-telling, this collection marked the emergence of an utterly distinctive literary voice.

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