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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date June 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679422990
ISBN-10 0679422994
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Stories deal with an unusual garden, an enormous library, authorship, language, memory, philosophy, and the art of writing (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Jorge Luis Borges was one of those very rare creators who changed the face of an art form—in his case, the short story. His work has been paid the ultimate honor of being appropriated and imitated by innumerable writers on every continent of the world.The seventeen brief masterpieces of FICCIONES explode the boundaries of genre, offering up labyrinthine libraries, a fictional encyclopedia entry that spawns an entire world, a review of a nonexistent writer’s attempt to re-create Don Quixote word for word, a man with the disabling inability to forget anything he has ever experienced, and other metaphysical puzzles. But the true measure of Borges’s greatness lies in the fact that his fictions—elaborately paradoxical, postmodern, and intellectually delicious as they are—managed to return the short story to the realm of the fabulous and the uncanny from which, as parable and fairy tale, it originally came.

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Hardcover
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from Everymans Library (June 1, 1993)
9780679422990 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Stories deal with an unusual garden, an enormous library, authorship, language, memory, philosophy, and the art of writing
Paperback
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from French & European Pubns (June 1, 1990)
9780828870849 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate 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.
from Grove Pr (June 1, 1969)
9780802130303 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Short narratives probe man's soul to reveal his conflicting emotions, motives, and desires and his tortured struggle for salvation

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