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Title:The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory
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Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:0141183829
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Number of Pages:159
Category:Fiction, Short stories, Magical realism, Classics, Literature, Fantasy

The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory by Jorge Luis Borges, Norman Thomas di Giovanni

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory One of the most remarkable artists of our age Mario Vargas Llosa i The Book of Sand i was the last of Borges major collections to be published The stories are in his words variations on favourite themes combining a plain and at times almost colloquial style with a fantastic plot It includes such marvellous tales as The Congress Undr and The Mirror and the Mask Also included are the handful of stories written right at the end of Borges life August Blue Tigers The Rose of Paracelsus and Shakespeare s Memory

  • Ficciones

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - Ficciones - The seventeen pieces in i Ficciones i demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness his p...

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  • Labyrinths:  Selected Stories and Other Writings

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings - Although his work has been restricted to the short story the essay and poetry Jorge Luis Borges of Argentina is recognized all over the world as one of the most...

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  • Collected Fictions

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish language writer of our century Now for the first time in English all of Borges dazzling fictions are gath...

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  • The Aleph and Other Stories

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - The Aleph and Other Stories - Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises these stories contain some of Borges s most fully realized human characters With uncanny insight he tak...

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  • Selected Poems

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - Selected Poems - Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet This new bilingual selection brings...

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  • The Book of Imaginary Beings

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - The Book of Imaginary Beings - Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be not only the greatest living writer in the Spanish language today but a giant in the world of literature In Th...

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  • The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory - One of the most remarkable artists of our age Mario Vargas Llosa i The Book of Sand i was the last of Borges major collections to be published The stories are i...

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  • The Library of Babel

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - The Library of Babel - Jorge Luis Borges s famous meditation on language alphabets and the library that contains all knowledge is an allegory of our Universe and in this edition is co...

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  • A Universal History of Iniquity

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - A Universal History of Iniquity - 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 stories from ...

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  • Selected Non-Fictions

    This book Download ePub PDF Book - Selected Non-Fictions - It will come as a surprise to some readers that the greater part of Jorge Luis Borges s extraordinary writing was not in the genres of fiction or poetry but in ...

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Selected Non-Fictions, Selected Poems, The Aleph and Other Stories, The Book of Imaginary Beings, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings, The Library of Babel, The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory, A Universal History of Iniquity, Ficciones, Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish language writer of our century Now for the first time in English all of Borges dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley From his debut with The Universal History of Iniquity through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph these enigmatic elaborate imaginative inventions display Borges talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges and a superb introduction to the master s work for those who have yet to discover this singular genius, Jorge Luis Borges s famous meditation on language alphabets and the library that contains all knowledge is an allegory of our Universe and in this edition is complemented and enhanced by the etching of the French artist rik Desmazi res, Jorge Luis Borges is generally acknowledged to be not only the greatest living writer in the Spanish language today but a giant in the world of literature In The Book of Imaginary Beings Borges has drawn upon his vast knowledge of international literature to complete a modern variation of the traditional bestiary br br In pieces he assembles bizarre and beautiful creatures from all centuries all countries and all man s fantasies and wild imaginings The beasts range from the A bao A Qu of malay myth who sympathetically glows along on a pilgrim s journey to nirvana and moans at the incompletion of the quest to the murderous marine monster the Zaratan In this zoo of dreams are such celebrated creatures as the trolls the Minotaur the Cheshire Cat the golem and the six tusked white elephant that foretold the birth of the Buddha Also there are metaphysical fancies like Condillac s sensitive statue Steiner s thermal beings the half lamb half cat invented as a pet by Kafka and the lamed Wufniks of Jewish belief those magic righteous beings who die if they realise who they are Borges draws parallels from many sources ranging through time and space China India Scandinavia the Americas the writings of Poe Swedenborg and Piny antiquity mythologies and travellers yarns, Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems the largest collection of Borges poetry ever assembled in English including scores of poems never previously translated Edited by Alexander Coleman the selection draws from a lifetime s work from Borges first published volume of verse Fervor de Buenos Aires to his final work Los Conjurados published just a year before his death in Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions by a remarkable cast of translators including Robert Fitzgerald Stephen Kessler W S Merwin Alastair Reid Mark Strand Charles Tomlinson and John Updike br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators