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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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Ships with Tracking Number! Tips for Reading Moby Dick. Here he reveals his delight in re-creating or making up colorful stories from the Orient, the Islamic world, and the Wild West, as well as his horrified fascination with knife fights, political and personal betrayal, and bloodthirsty revenge.

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The book is no more than appearance, than a surface of images; for that very reason, it may prove enjoyable. See all 5 reviews.

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Fiction Classics Literary Fiction. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing bofges poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Customers who bought this item also bought. Inspired by Your Browsing History. A biographical quasi-version of A Perfect Vacuum perhaps, only based on real people with a highly fictionalised and distorted version of the truth.

David Pokorski – Brazil. Get to Know Us. Black Dog Books Published: The collection slots in nicely alongside most of his work.

Universal History of Iniquity

View all 21 comments. The suggestion, seemingly, is that an entire religion of degradation and heresy had sprung up to justify one man’s physical corruption. Las conexiones que crea Borges con el lector y sus personajes son sublime.


He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in However, such a labyrinth of unending perversion and violence was one Borges would never himself experience directly; rather, as a bookish, literary man, Borges entered this twisted human sewer through his imagination. Together with Commentaries and an Autobiographical Essay Hardcover.

A Universal History of Infamy by Jorge Luis Borges

Log-in or create an account first! In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. One might expect that matters of fact would be truthful and undeniable. Its author was a somewhat unhappy man, but he amused himself writing it; may some echo of that pleasure reach the reader. Showing best matches Show all copies. My guess is anyone reading this review is light-years away from entering a world where teenagers kill for the hell of it or cutthroat gangs hack and slice one another to pieces under the banner of an impaled dog or rabbit.

This early selection of short-stories was revised by Borges in after an original release in Stay in Touch Sign up. A great preamble to a unique body of work, but don’t let this be your first or only Borges. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Lists with This Book.

Of the seven trials, three are devoted to time and eternity. The Color Incamy by Alice Walker. While exotic backdrops are a favorite for Borges, the setting and dialogue feel oddly forced hsitory stilted in this attempt, as if Borges still needed to lean historj on specific historical and literary texts in order to create lively literature of his own at this point. His greatest childhood memory was his father’s library; he was reading Shakespeare in English at age 11; by the time he was an adult, Borges turned his mind into one vast library.

But for me any Borges work is a source of interest and real entertainment. Blue Sky Rare Books Published: For example, the protagonist of the first story in the collection, “The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell”, is a bloodthirsty and pious con man who induces enslaved African Americans to run univversal with his band of thieves, promising that if they allow him to sell them back into slavery, only to “steal” them away again, they will eventually be escorted North to freedom.


His versions are clear, elegant, crystalline.

A Universal History of Iniquity

Well, any time I tried to read South American ‘magical realist’ literature I broke out in hives of boredom, and I thought maybe Borges was to blame; in univerdal, I thought, and still think, that Borges might be responsible in part for recent developments in the anglo-american literature of conceit you know, books called things like The Amazing Adventures of Kloofy Krumpleflugger, in which Kloofy Krumpleflugger has some kind of cute mental condition, a conflicted relationship with his mother, and is able to talk to animals–but which w absolutely no intellectual, emotional or ethical weight whatsoever outside a bland kind of liberalism.

El simulador de la infamia. Well, I was wrong, I know, I should have read him earlier.

If you are a seller for this product, infaky you like to suggest updates through seller support? If he does this seamlessly enough, we won’t be able to tell the difference. And here he spreads them in short, short tales, which might be imagined completely or partly or simply remixed from some olden writings—with JLB you never know.