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Collected Fictions

Collected Fictions
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN 13: 9780140286809
ISBN 10: 140286802
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $23.00

Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of the century. Now, for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume -- from his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, the enigmatic prose-poems of The Maker, up to his final, and never-before-translated, work from the '80s, Shakespeare's Memory.

In maddeningly ingenious stories that play with the very form of the short story, Borges returns again and again to his celebrated themes: dreams, labyrinths, mirrors, infinite libraries, the manipulations of chance, gaucho knife fighters, transparent tigers, and the elusive nature of identity itself. Collected Fictions is the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and the perfect introduction to the master's work for all those who have yet to discover him.

Richard Bernstein

Marvelous...one of the most remarkable writers of our century. —The New York Times