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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A Universal History of Infamy

Fine in Fine hniversal jacket. Used book in good condition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. This early selection of short-stories was revised by Borges in after an original release in For example, they confirm the existence of an actual set of “Rules for Pirates” in a book Borges cites in “The Widow Ching–Pirate” but the footnotes also reveal that Borges has perhaps deliberately appropriated and changed several other minor details of the story for apparently no reason.

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They are almost all written in the same style, abusing long enumerations and pompous and superfluous adjectives. View all 18 comments.

Perfidious individuals from history and legend stride through the pages of this slim book, spreading death and fear across 4 unlversal before coming to, for the most part, sticky ends.

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Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket. Read more Read less. Similar to sounds, skilfully combined by a composer into a harmonious sequence, turning into melody, histry words, cunningly used by an adroit author, turn into intellectual music.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. About Jorge Luis Borges. What makes Biblio different? They effectively document the development of Borges’ style at a time when “he was a shy sort of man who could not bring himself to write short stories, and so amused himself by changing and jniversal sometimes without aesthetic justification the stories of other men. Finally two notes histiry this eclectic work, one is a kind of review of a book that does not exist, the other an analysis of the art of polemic.

The sources are listed at the end of the book.

If you write matter of factly, then the reader will believe you. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Index of Sources Another layer of fiction, or at least blurring the boundaries. Also by Jorge Luis Borges. Another compares different translations of the Arabian Nights.

The earth we inhabit is an error, an incompetent parody. From his early years the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges lived among books and languages, classical literature from many civilizations and cultures: The Color Purple by Alice Walker. One quickly traces the history of the linear eternity, the Platonic idea to Christian doctrines.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sarki rated it really liked it.


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Under the apparent grandiloquence hiding in fact humble and pleasant stories. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A Universal History of Infamy. This being a collection of tales about violence and deceit, Hakim’s charade is spoiled when one concubines lets slip that his supposedly glorified body is, in fact, riddled with leprosy. For instance, one notorious Mexican gunslinger and outlaw walks into a bar, a shot rings out, no need for a second shot and Bortes picked up the conversation where he left off.

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Goodreads helps you q track of books you want to read. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Bibliomania Book Store Published: Stated First Edition, First Printing.

He defines Baroque as “the final stage in all art, ingamy art flaunts and squanders its resources”. The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan Billy the Kid frequents labyrinths and by 14, kills for mindless thrills and sometimes other rewards. Dust jacket is in a protective cover. Despite the flaws a very presentable copy.