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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Want infany Read Currently Reading Read. Another compares different translations of the Arabian Nights. World of Books Ltd Condition: Please try again later. The final story, The Man in the corner of the pink wall is different, since it refers, apparently, to any specific historical character and the style is much more slang.

May 11, Cecily rated it liked it Shelves: This was an enjoyable read and much better than some have mentioned in their criticisms. His versions are clear, elegant, crystalline. In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. Este, sin embargo, es otro de mis favoritos. Perfidious individuals from history and legend stride through the pages of this slim book, spreading death and fear across 4 continents before coming to, for the most part, sticky ends.


View all 5 comments. Borges is primarily a writer of concepts. Claiming that communion with God had made his face too brilliant for mortals to look upon, Hakim goes about imposing his religion through warfare while veiled, promising that men will be able to look on his face when they have accepted the truth.

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He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in One quickly traces the history of the linear eternity, the Platonic idea to Christian doctrines. Borges appropriates and tweeks lives of historical criminal Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni. Widow Ching the Pirate is probably my next stop somewhere over there between my historical reads.

Young Borges infamg his way toward fiction by playing with fact. May 02, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy rated it really liked it Recommended to Jayaprakash by: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Although there are similarities with later work, you get the impression he kniversal still shaping and defining his distinctive voice here.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Don’t forget to participate. The Chamber of Statues A fairytale-like allegory of death, via series of locked rooms, from nights.

The stories except Hombre de la esquina rosada are fictionalised accounts of real criminals. One of the most intriguing stories, “Hakim, the Masked Dyer of Merv” purports to be the tale of a prophet who rises up in the Middle East in the 8th century to spearhead the meteoric rise of borgds blasphemous religion.


Universal History of Iniquity

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Universal History Of Infamy

I had read several profound and passionate reviews by friends, and felt the building lure of Borges, aided by a growing awareness of how influential he was to many other writers. I know that labyrinths recur throughout Borges’ work, and the first mention is on the second page, in relation to the Mississippi delta. For instance, one notorious Mexican gunslinger and outlaw walks into a bar, a shot rings out, no need for a second shot and Billy picked up the conversation where he left jniversal.

And here he hisrory them in short, short tales, which might be imagined completely or partly or simply remixed from some olden writings—with JLB you never know. Translated by Normas Thomas di Giovanni.