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The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

The Aleph and Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN 13: 9780142437889
ISBN 10: 142437883
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2004-07-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $16.00

Full of philosophical puzzles and supernatural surprises, these stories contain some of Borges's most fully realized human characters. With uncanny insight he takes us inside the minds of an unrepentant Nazi, an imprisoned Mayan priest, fanatical Christian theologians, a woman plotting vengeance on her father's “killer,” and a man awaiting his assassin in a Buenos Aires guest house. This volume also contains the hauntingly brief vignettes about literary imagination and personal identity collected in The Maker, which Borges wrote as failing eyesight and public fame began to undermine his sense of self.

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Two collections of short pieces from throughout Borges's career. These offer a very broad selection of characters and circumstances. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.