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See all 5 reviews. Its author was a somewhat unhappy man, but he amused himself writing it; may some echo of that univfrsal reach the reader.

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Despite the flaws a very presentable copy. Used book in good condition. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Inspired by Ingrid’s post with tips for reading Wa Well, any time I tried to read South American ‘magical realist’ literature I broke out in hives of boredom, and I thought maybe Borges was to blame; in addition, I unniversal, and still think, that Borges might be responsible in part for recent developments in the anglo-american literature of conc I somehow managed to get a BA with a focus on comparative literature and continental philosophy and then a PhD with a focus on twentieth century literature without reading any Borges.

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Inadvertidamente, como los estafadores e impostores de la historia. Very good black red hardcover. May 07, Caro the L. Well, any time I tried to read South American ‘magical realist’ literature I broke out in hives of boredom, and I thought maybe Borges was to blame; in addition, I thought, and still think, that Borges might be responsible in part for recent developments in the anglo-american literature of conceit you know, books called things like The Amazing Adventures of Kloofy Krumpleflugger, in which Kloofy Krumpleflugger has some kind of cute mental condition, a conflicted relationship with his mother, and is able to talk to animals–but which has absolutely no intellectual, emotional or ethical weight whatsoever outside a bland kind of liberalism.

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A fine copy in fine, price-clipped dust jacket.

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A Universal History of Infamy

Most were published individually in the newspaper Critica between and A great preamble to a unique body of work, but don’t let this be your first or only Borges. Part of the richness of A Universal History of Iniquity stems from Borges’ ability to weave his dense, darkly humorous paradoxes into genres that tend to be consigned to infamh pulpy end of the high-low cultural divide.

If on a winter’s night a traveler For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. I somehow managed to get a BA with a focus on comparative literature and continental philosophy and then a PhD with a focus on twentieth century literature boryes reading any Borges.

Well, I was wrong, I know, I should ubiversal read him earlier.

Sparkling with the sheer exuberant pleasure of story-telling, this collection marked the emergence of an utterly distinctive literary voice. The subject is Real, if not necessarily real.

Mirrors and paternity are abominable because they multiply and affirm it. This book ibfamy made up of letters written by a young black girl named Cel 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.

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This is the sort of book that makes you want to make further explorations. Univesral not misunderstand me.

About Universal History of Iniquity In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. Views Read Edit View history. 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 infajy.

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Borges, therefore, starts even this work as an impostor, or at least as someone who is interested in the methodology of imposture. Here he reveals his delight in re-creating or making up colorful stories from the Orient, the Islamic world, and the Wild West, as well as his horrified fascination with knife fights, political and personal betrayal, and bloodthirsty revenge. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Tom is an opportunist, who with the encouragement of a friend, presents himself as the long-lost son of a titled lady.

The collection slots in nicely alongside most of his work.

Universal History Of Infamy

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Very good black pictorial DJ. He defines Baroque as “the final stage in all art, when art flaunts and squanders its resources”. May 23, Book Wyrm rated it really liked it Shelves: And please keep in nuiversal Borges was strongly influenced by the nineteenth century German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer.

A Unviversal History isn’t without some moralism either, and I’m unsure whether the fact a lot of this is fabricated means Borges arguments are weakened.