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The South might well be one of the longest, at only eight pages while The End is one of the shortest at a mere four pages, and is an example of Borges's ability, when he so chooses, to make every word count: the setting, the timing, the oblique view of the action are precise and perfect. Prácticamente es necesario nombraros a casi todos, pero los más emblemáticos son: “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, una exposición acerca de los libros y la realidad, “Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote”, en donde Menard y Cervantes son un hombre y todos los hombres, “Las ruinas circulares”, con su balanceada mezcla de realidad, irrealidad y saltos temporales, “La lotería de Babilonia”, donde el azar y el destino se enfrentan, “La biblioteca de babel”, un ensayo sobre Dios y el infinito, “El jardín de senderos que se bifurcan”, bellísimo cuento que incluye un relato policial, un laberinto y una metáfora sobre el tiempo, “Funes el memorioso” donde los sueños, el insomnio y la genialidad confluyen en un misma persona, “La forma de la espada” en la que una cicatriz divide dos momentos históricos en Irlanda y Buenos Aires, “La muerte y la brújula”, que es otro genial cuento policial de factura, desarrollo y cierre impecables, “El milagro secreto”, una maravillosa parábola kafkiana, “El fin” en donde Recabarren narra el enfrentamiento entre Martín Fierro y su matador y “El sur”, otro entrevero de cuchilleros tan bien narrado que no necesita mucha explicación sino disfrute. My notes from reading this book are vast and easily could have led to a dissertation many times longer than the original source material. Some time after encountering an artifact that came from Tlön, an element composed of matter not found on Earth, the narrator declares that Tlön — its principles, languages, and history — have begun to consume our planet. They weren't the most heroic of characters perhaps but I have no illusions about my countrymen so I wasn't perturbed.

So I need to choose my words and sentences in a careful way so nothing will be misunderstood in this review: I think this is one of the Latin American masterpieces.I never really know how to review collections of short stories without the reviews becoming ponderously long. He imagines someone his own age (I am younger than George), a professor of some sort (untrue), a man who reads books that George would never himself decide to read (probably true). There are many men adept in those diverse disciplines, but few capable of imagination- fewer will capable of subordinating imagination to rigorous and systematic plan. Yes, with Audible now making thousands of books available to be read to people, a blind reader has not completely lost the way to their magical escape tunnels to other worlds. Once I really grasped the connection between the poem and this story, it became one of my favorites in this collection.

Fill page one with nonsense that isn't all that important to the story, feels otherworldly, and serves only to offset and confuse the reader]. The ubiquitous lottery seems to be a symbol of the capriciousness of chance in life and the story in general seems to be taking an ironic view of the questionable role of deity in human life. He also received a letter from a Louis, saying that the man he had stolen the book from was very much real, and not how he had imagined.The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim" originally appeared published in A History of Eternity ( Historia de la eternidad) (1936). Later that night, he lies down in bed beside his girlfriend and wonders who he has stolen the book from.

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