Jorge Luis Borges

The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the gargantuan powers of imagination, intelligence, and style of one of the greatest writers of this or any other century. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal's abyss, the surreal and literal labyrinth of books, and the iconography of eternal return. More playful and approachable than the fictions themselves are Borges's Prologues, brief elucidations that offer the uninitiated a passageway into the whirlwind of Borges's genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. For to enter the worlds in Ficciones is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges, wherein lie Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.

Title Ficciones
Author Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher Grove Press
Title First Published 01 June 1969
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 174 p.
ISBN-10 0802130305
ISBN-13 9780802130303
Publication Date 01 June 1969
Main content page count 174
Weight 16 oz.

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