From Tom's list on making you question the nature of reality.
Of all of Borges’ work, I chose this one because it contains all his work—of his fiction that is. There is another volume containing a lot of his non-fiction. He was a short story writer, poet, essayist, reviewer, screenplay writer and translator from Old Norse and Anglo Saxon, among other languages. It is hard to add to the litany of praise for this hugely influential and singular author. It is interesting that he never wrote a novel, and also pleasing that his subject matter, which is far from the mainstream has gained near universal recognition.
He examines the Theseus myth from the Minotaur’s perspective (The House of Asterion) He describes his older self meeting his younger self, an encounter between two strangers (The Other). What better author to read, for those people who like to ponder the nature of reality, or irreality as his work has…
Why should I read it?
2 authors picked Collected Fictions as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
All of Borges' dazzling fictions have been freshly translated and gathered for the first time into a single volume - from his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through the immensely influential collections Ficciones and the The Aleph, to his final and never before translated work from the 1980s, Shakespeare's Memory.
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