Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1964
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811200127

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Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives.

The Youngest Doll

The Youngest Doll
Author:
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1991-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780803268746

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A gentle maiden aunt who has been victimized for years unexpectedly retaliates through her talent for making life-sized dolls filled with honey. “The Youngest Doll,” based on a family anecdote, is a stunning literary expression of Rosario Ferré’s feminist and social concerns. It is the premier story in a collection that was originally published in Spanish in 1976 as Papeles de Pandora and is now translated into English by the author. The daughter of a former governor of Puerto Rico, Ferré portrays women loosening the constraints that have bound them to a patriarchal culture. Anger takes creative rather than polemical form in ten stories that started Ferré on her way to becoming a leading woman writer in Latin America. The upper-middle-class women in The Youngest Doll, mostly married to macho men, rebel against their doll-like existence or retreat into fantasy, those without money or the right skin color are even more oppressed. In terms of power and influence, these women stand in the same relation to men as Puerto Rico itself does to the United States, and Ferré stretches artistic boundaries in writing about their situation. The stories, moving from the realistic to the nightmarish, are deeply, felt, full of irony and black humor, often experimental in form. The imagery is striking: an architect dreams about a beautiful bridge that “would open and close its arches like alligators making love”; a Mercedes Benz “shines in the dark like a chromium rhinoceros.” One story, “The Sleeping Beauty,” is a collage of letters, announcements, and photo captions that allows chilling conclusions to be drawn from what is not written. The collection includes Ferré’s discussion of “When Women Love Men,” a story about a prostitute and a society lady who unite in order to survive, and one that illustrates the woman writer’s “art of dissembling anger through irony.” In closing, she considers how her experience as a Latin American woman with ties to the United States has brought to her writing a dual cultural perspective.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000
Genre: Classical fiction
ISBN: 9780141184845

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Jorge Luis Borges's Labyrinths is a collection of short stories and essays showcasing one of Latin America's most influential and imaginative writers. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby, with an introduction by James E. Irby and a preface by André Maurois. Jorge Luis Borges was a literary spellbinder whose tales of magic, mystery and murder are shot through with deep philosophical paradoxes. This collection brings together many of his stories, including the celebrated 'Library of Babel', whose infinite shelves contain every book that could ever exist, 'Funes the Memorious' the tale of a man fated never to forget a single detail of his life, and 'Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote', in which a French poet makes it his life's work to create an identical copy of Don Quixote. In later life, dogged by increasing blindness, Borges used essays and brief tantalising parables to explore the enigma of time, identity and imagination. Playful and disturbing, scholarly and seductive, his is a haunting and utterly distinctive voice. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A poet, critic and short story writer, he received numerous awards for his work including the 1961 International Publisher's Prize (shared with Samuel Beckett). He has a reasonable claim, along with Kafka and Joyce, to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. If you enjoyed Labyrinths, you might like Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and Other Stories, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'His is the literature of eternity'Peter Ackroyd, The Times 'One of the towering figures of literature in Spanish'James Woodall, Guardian 'Probably the greatest twentieth-century author never to win the Nobel Prize'Economist

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1964
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811200127

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Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives.

Everything and Nothing (New Directions Pearls)

Everything and Nothing (New Directions Pearls)
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2010-05-25
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0811231283

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A pocket-sized Pearls edition of some of Borges’ best fictions and essays. Everything and Nothing collects the best of Borges’ highly influential work—written in the 1930s and ‘40s—that foresaw the internet (“Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”), quantum mechanics (“The Garden of Forking Paths”), and cloning (“Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote”). David Foster Wallace described Borges as “scalp-crinkling . . . Borges’ work is designed primarily as metaphysical arguments...to transcend individual consciousness.”

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811216999

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Readers are invited to take a new look at "Labyrinths," the classic by Latin America's finest writer of the 20th century--a true literary sensation--with a new introduction by cyber-author William Gibson.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher:
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1964
Genre:
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Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1972
Genre: Argentina
ISBN: 9780140029819

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Readers are invited to take a new look at "Labyrinths," the classic by Latin America's finest writer of the 20th century--a true literary sensation--with a new introduction by cyber-author William Gibson.

Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher:
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2000
Genre:
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Labyrinths

Labyrinths
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher:
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1970
Genre: English literature
ISBN: 9780140029819

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