Collected fictions


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Lane, Allen
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 565
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Ficciones


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788466383783
Category:
Page: N.A
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Ficciones es quiza el libro mas reconocido de Jorge Luis Borges. Entre los cuentos que se reunen aqui hay algunos de corte policial, como "La muerte y la brujula," otros sobre libros imaginarios, como "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius," y muchos pertenecientes al genero fantastico, como "Las ruinas circulares" o "El Sur," acaso su mejor relato, en palabras del mismo autor. Esta compuesto por los libros El jardin de senderos que se bifurcan (1941) y Artificios (1944), considerados piezas fundamentales del universo borgeano.

Prosa completa


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Spanish language materials
Page: 1070
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Scattershot

Collected Fictions
Author: Amy Eggert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943170005
Category:
Page: 116
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This bomb-ass, brilliant book is, without question,as serious as a heart attack. The storyworld of REAL survival: Amy Eggert is the only person I know brave enough, badd enuff, to go there. Aiming to challenge--and more than likely, shatter--widespread myth and that which has been cataclysmic in our society like no other fiction I've read, Scattershotis the true language of trauma. It never stops talking to you, getting into your head in ways that you'll neverforget. Far-reaching, Scattershot will utterly blow you away. It's that good.Written with a compressed precision, the short storiesand prose poems that make up Scattershot are like the random yet deadly pattern produced by ahaphazardly fired shotgun: painful, contingent,indelible. Equally poised between quiet empathy and unflinching candor, these are snapshots ofeveryday life in a neoliberal America that hasgiven up on its social contract and the promise of thebetter life. What remains is a haunted landscape of broken dreams, broken bodies, and broken minds. Amy Eggert is a poet of our diminished world, and Scattershot is necessary reading.Amy Eggert's Scattershot must be what Cathy Caruth meant by "the story of a wound that cries out." Only here are many wounds growing mouths, yearning to be heard--the grandfather in the assistedliving facility crying "this isn't home," the four year old son flashing back to his father's hallway suicide, a woman who pines for ghost babies lost in trees. These stories, in their unflinching exquisiteness, are a live nerve twitching, the body at its limits demanding witness. Eggert's debut collection is the body almost choking on its own vulnerable song­.

Borges profesor

Curso de literatura inglesa en la Universidad de Buenos Aires
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: LUMEN
ISBN: 8426408478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 528
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La transcripción completa del curso de literatura inglesa que dictó Borges en 1966 en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Editadas con erudición por Martín Arias y Martín Hadis tras una exhaustiva labor de análisis e investigación de las fuentes citadas, la voz de Borges en estas clases nos llega intacta con sus modismos y repeticiones. Borges fue nombrado profesor titular de la cátedra de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires en 1956 a partir de una postulación tan escueta como contundente: «Sin saberlo, me he venido preparando para este cargo a lo largo de toda mi vida». De los cursos que dictó en los doce años al frente de esa cátedra, el de 1966 fue grabado y transcripto en su totalidad por unos pocos alumnos para que otros pudiesen estudiar. Las veinticinco clases que lo componen son el único registro que se ha conservado de su tarea docente en la UBA. Por ellas desfilan -en su doble condición de contenidos ordenados de un programa universitario y, al mismo tiempo, pasiones de toda una vida de lectura- los anglosajones, los vikings, los orígenes de la poesía en Inglaterra, Samuel Johnson y James Boswell, James Macpherson, William Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Carlyle, Robert Browning, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Willam Morris, Dickens y Stevenson, entre otros. Más que un libro, es una máquina del tiempo que nos permite redescubrir al lector ferviente que nos contagia su entusiasmo como si estuviéramos, también nosotros, sentados en el aula frente a él.

Lo lúdico en la ficción latinoamericana del siglo XX

Absurdidad y superficialidad en Borges, Cabrera Infante y Cortázar
Author: Kael Ashbaugh
Publisher: Editorial Verbum
ISBN: 8490743584
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 232
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Demostrar el valor hermenéutico del juego absurdo dado a la folie es el objetivo principal que se propone esta obra. La dirige una estrategia metodológica basada en ofrecer un riguroso y nuevo análisis de textos usualmente asociados con posturas lúdicas y hacerlo desde una base teórica que entrelaza el tema de lo lúdico en obras literarias marcadamente distintas. Establece este análisis que es la frivolidad lúdica y no el juego serio lo que sostiene la vitalidad textual y comprueba que al rechazar la folie lúdica, los eruditos que sobrevaloran la seriedad y la gravedad de los textos pierden contacto con los más básicos elementos lúdicos como lo son el humor, la ridiculez, y la locura misma. Por lo tanto, al análisis de la crítica literaria basada en el juego serio, lo acompañan tres inquisiciones que, valorando la absurdidad, examinan tres enjambres teóricos permitiendo a su vez que la estética nietzscheana revele la importancia y vacuidad de la apariencia en varios cuentos de Borges, que la teoría bajtiniana alumbre la risa corporal en Tres tristes tigres de Cabrera Infante, y que la filosofía foucaultiana desentrañe la absurdidad risible de Historias de cronopios y de famas de Cortázar. “Desde Cuentos dantescos de Borges, Tres Tristes Tigres de Cabrera Infante e Historias de cronopios y de famas de Cortázar, Kael Ashbaugh nos invita con gran agudeza a percibir lo que es el juego, el absurdo, el ocio, y la vacuidad. También nos propone la posibilidad del juego como locura a través de los textos más inolvidables de nuestra literatura de las Américas.”

Cuentos completos


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: LUMEN
ISBN: 8426419569
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
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Por primera vez, todos los cuentos de Borges en un solo volumen Poeta, ensayista y narrador, Borges es una de las figuras primordiales de la literatura universal. Ahora, por primera vez, se reúnen en este volumen todos sus cuentos, uno de los legados más influyentes y deslumbrantes de la literatura occidental. El universo borgiano, con sus espejos, laberintos, tigres, bibliotecas, gauchos, o máscaras, es ya uno de los paisajes fundamentales del siglo XX. En este libro se encuentran obras maestras como El jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan, Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote, Funes el memorioso, El Sur, El Aleph o Ulrica. Leer estos cuentos supone releer la historia de la humanidad y emprender una de las aventuras más enriquecedoras, bellas y emocionantes de todos los tiempos.

The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture


Author: Gregg Lambert
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847143253
Category: Philosophy
Page: 180
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The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture explores the re-invention of the early European Baroque within the philosophical, cultural, and literary thought of postmodernism in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Gregg Lambert argues that the "return of the Baroque" expresses a principle often hidden behind the cultural logic of postmodernism in its various national and cultural incarnations, a principal often in variance with Anglo-American modernism. Writers and theorists examined include Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Octavio Paz, and Cuban novelists Alejo Carpentier and Severo Sarduy. A highly original and compelling reinterpretation of modernity, The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture answers Raymond Williams' charge to create alternative national and international accounts of aesthetic and cultural history in order to challenge the centrality of Anglo-American modernism.

Latin American Textualities

History, Materiality, and Digital Media
Author: Heather J. Allen,Andrew R. Reynolds
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816537712
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Textuality is the condition in which a text is created, edited, archived, published, disseminated, and consumed. “Texts,” therefore, encompass a broad variety of artifacts: traditional printed matter such as grammar books and newspaper articles; phonographs; graphic novels; ephemera such as fashion illustrations, catalogs, and postcards; and even virtual databases and cataloging systems.\ Latin American Textualities is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at textual history, textual artifacts, and digital textualities across Latin America from the colonial era to the present. Editors Heather J. Allen and Andrew R. Reynolds gather a wide range of scholars to investigate the region’s textual scholarship. Contributors offer engaging examples of not just artifacts but also the contexts in which the texts are used. Topics include Guamán Poma’s library, the effect of sound recordings on writing in Argentina, Sudamericana Publishing House’s contribution to the Latin American literary boom, and Argentine science fiction. Latin American Textualities provides new paths to reading Latin American history, culture, and literatures. Contributors: Heather J. Allen Catalina Andrango-Walker Sam Carter Sara Castro-Klarén Edward King Rebecca Kosick Silvia Kurlat Ares Walther Maradiegue Clayton McCarl José Enrique Navarro Andrew R. Reynolds George Antony Thomas Zac Zimmer

Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature

The Architectural Void
Author: Patricia Garcia
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317581334
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 188
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Arising from the philosophical conviction that our sense of space plays a direct role in our apprehension and construction of reality (both factual and fictional), this book investigates how conceptions of postmodern space have transformed the history of the impossible in literature. Deeply influenced by the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar, there has been an unprecedented rise in the number of fantastic texts in which the impossible is bound to space — space not as scene of action but as impossible element performing a fantastic transgression within the storyworld. This book conceptualizes and contextualizes this postmodern, fantastic use of space that disrupts the reader’s comfortable notion of space as objective reality in favor of the concept of space as socially mediated, constructed, and conventional. In an illustration of the transnational nature of this phenomenon, García analyzes a varied corpus of the Fantastic in the past four decades from different cultures and languages, merging literary analysis with classical questions of space related to the fields of philosophy, urban studies, and anthropology. Texts include authors such as Julio Cortázar (Argentina), John Barth (USA), J.G. Ballard (UK), Jacques Sternberg (Belgium), Fernando Iwasaki (Perú), Juan José Millás (Spain,) and Éric Faye (France). This book contributes to Literary Theory and Comparative Literature in the areas of the Fantastic, narratology, and Geocriticism and informs the continuing interdisciplinary debate on how human beings make sense of space.

Cervantes y el Quijote


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Emece Editores
ISBN: 9789500427326
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
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Classics in Extremis

The Edges of Classical Reception
Author: Edmund Richardson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350017264
Category: History
Page: 272
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Classics in Extremis reimagines classical reception. Its contributors explore some of the most remarkable, hard-fought and unsettling claims ever made on the ancient world: from the coal-mines of England to the paradoxes of Borges, from Victorian sexuality to the trenches of the First World War, from American public-school classrooms to contemporary right-wing politics. How does the reception of the ancient world change under impossible strain? Its protagonists are 'marginal' figures who resisted that definition in the strongest terms. Contributors argue for a decentered model of classical reception: where the 'marginal' shapes the 'central' as much as vice versa – and where the most unlikely appropriations of antiquity often have the greatest impact. What kind of distortions does the model of 'centre' and 'margins' produce? How can 'marginal' receptions be recovered most effectively? Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the field, Classics in Extremis moves beyond individual case studies to develop fresh methodologies and perspectives on the study of classical reception.

Playful Intelligence

Digitizing Tradition
Author: Henry Sussman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472568834
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 432
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This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other. Henry Sussman rereads pivotal moments in literary, philosophical and cultural modernity as anticipating the cybernetic discourse that has increasingly defined theory since the computer revolution. Cognitive science, psychoanalysis and systems theory are paralleled to current trends in literary and philosophical theory. Chapters alternate between theory and readings of literary texts, resulting in a broad but rigorously grounded framework for the relation between literature and computer science. This book is a refreshing perspective on the analog-orientated tradition of theory in the humanities – and offers the first literary-textual genealogy of the digital.

Historia universal de la infamia


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8499892639
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Uno de los volúmenes clásicos de Jorge Luis Borges. En este primer libro de ficción, Borges trabaja con biografías de ladrones y rufianes; personajes traidores y a veces también heroicos. Aquí están, entre otros, Lazarus Morell, redentor de esclavos, Tom Castro, hijo apócrifo y tolerante, y la viuda Ching, hábil en el saqueo en altamar. Cuentos que juegan a falsear y tergiversar historias ajenas. Le siguen «Hombre de la esquina rosada», uno de sus relatos más celebrados, y «Etcétera», un testimonio de sus incontables lecturas: «A veces creo que los buenos lectores son cisnes aún más tenebrosos y singulares que los buenos autores». «La tierra que habitamos es un error, una incompetente parodia. Los espejos y la paternidad son abominables porque la multiplican y afirman.»

Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts, Collected and Narrated by Patrick Kennedy


Author: Patrick Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 352
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Jorge Luis Borges


Author: Jason Wilson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861895909
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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“Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face.” These words, inseparably marrying Jorge Luis Borges's life and work, encapsulate how he interwove the two throughout his legendary career. But the Borges of popular imagination is the blind, lauded librarian and man of letters; few biographers have explored his tumultuous early life in the streets and cafes of Buenos Aires, a young man searching for his path in the world. In Jorge Luis Borges, Jason Wilson uncovers the young poet who wrote, loved, and lost with adventurous passion, and he considers the later work and life of the writer who claimed he never created a character other than himself. As Borges declared, “It’s always me, subtly disguised.” Born in Buenos Aires in 1899, Borges was a voracious reader from childhood, perhaps in part because he knew he lived under an inescapable sentence of adult-onset blindness inherited from his father. Wilson chronicles Borges’s life as he raced against time and his fated blindness, charting the literary friendships, love affairs, and polemical writings that formed the foundation of his youth. Illuminating the connections running between the biography and fictions of Borges, Wilson traces the outline of this self-effacing literary figure. Though in his later writings Borges would subjugate emotion to the wild play of ideas, this bracing book reminds us that his works always recreated his life in subtle and delicate ways. Restoring Borges to his Argentine roots, Jorge Luis Borges will be an invaluable resource for all those who treasure this modern master.

La memoria de Shakespeare


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa
ISBN: 9788420633343
Category: Fiction
Page: 83
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Artificios


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa
ISBN: 9788420646060
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 89
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312264747
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.

El libro de arena


Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8499892663
Category: Fiction
Page: 143
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Un volumen de cuentos impredecible. «Me dijo que su libro se llamaba El libro de arena, porque ni el libro ni la arena tienen ni principio ni fin.» El primero de los cuentos reunidos aquí retoma el tema del doble: los protagonistas de «El otroK son lo bastante distintos para ser dos y lo bastante parecidos para ser uno. «Ulrica» es la historia de un amor efímero. «El Congreso» describe una empresa tan vasta que se confunde con el cosmos y con la suma de los días. «Undr» y «El espejo y la máscara» son relatos sobre literaturas seculares que constan de una sola palabra, mientras que otras piezas imaginan objetos inconcebibles como un libro de infinitas páginas; un volumen impredecible y a la vez monstruoso: el libro de arena.