Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges - Posthegemony

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FICCIONES Jorge Luis Borges Translated by Andrew Hurley

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Contents A UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF INIQUITY (1935) Preface to the First Edition Preface to the 1954 Edition The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell The Improbable Impostor Tom Castro The Widow Ching—Pirate Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan The Uncivil Teacher of Court Etiquette --Kôtsukéno Suké Hakim, the Masked Dyer of Merv Man on Pink Corner Etcetera Index of Sources FICTIONS (1944) THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS (1941) Foreword Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote The Circular Ruins The Lottery in Babylon A Survey of the Works of Herbert Quain The Library of Babel The Garden of Forking Paths

ARTIFICES (1944) Foreword Funes, His Memory The Shape of the Sword The Theme of the Traitor and the Hero Death and the Compass The Secret Miracle Three Versions of Judas The End The Cult of the Phoenix The South THE ALEPH (1949) The Immortal The Dead Man The Theologians Story of the Warrior and the Captive Maiden A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874) Emma Zunz The House of Asterion The Other Death Deutsches Requiem Averroës' Search Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered in His Labyrinth The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths The Wait

The Man on the Threshold The Aleph Afterword THE MAKER (1960) Foreword: For Leopoldo Lugones The Maker Dreamtigers A Dialog About a Dialog Toenails Covered Mirrors Argumentum Ornithologicum The Captive The Mountebank Delia Elena San Marco A Dialog Between Dead Men The Plot A Problem The Yellow Rose The Witness Martín Fierro Mutations Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote Paradiso, XXXI, 108 Parable of the Palace Everything and Nothing Ragnarök Inferno, 1, 3

Borges and I MUSEUM On Exactitude in Science In Memoriam, J.F.K. Afterword IN PRAISE OF DARKNESS (1969) Foreword The Ethnographer Pedro Salvadores Legend A Prayer His End and His Beginning BRODIE'S REPORT (1970) Foreword The Interloper Unworthy The Story from Rosendo Juárez The Encounter Juan Muraña The Elderly Lady The Duel The Other Duel Guayaquil

The Gospel According to Mark Brodie's Report THE BOOK OF SAND (1975) The Other Ulrikke The Congress There Are More Things The Sect of the Thirty The Night of the Gifts The Mirror and the Mask "Undr" A Weary Man's Utopia The Bribe Avelino Arredondo The Disk The Book of Sand Afterword SHAKESPEARE'S MEMORY (1983) August 25, 1983 Blue Tigers The Rose of Paracelsus Shakespeare's Memory A Note on the Translation Acknowledgments Notes to the Fictions

A Universal History of Iniquity (1935) I inscribe this book to S.D. — English, innumerable, and an Angel. Also: I offer her that kernel of myself that I have saved, somehow— the central heart that deals not in words, traffics not with dreams, and is untouched by time, by joy, by adversities. Preface to the First Edition The exercises in narrative prose that constitute this book were performed from 1933 to 1934. They are derived, I think, from my rereadings of Stevenson and Chesterton, from the first films of von Sternberg, and perhaps from a particular biography of the Argentine poet Evaristo Carriego. *Certain techniques are overused: mismatched lists, abrupt transitions, the reduction of a person's entire life to two or three scenes. (It is this pictorial intention that also governs the story called "Man on Pink Corner.") The stories are not, nor do they attempt to be, psychological.

With regard to the examples of magic that close the book, the only right I can claim to them is that of translator and reader. I sometimes think that good readers are poets as singular, and as awesome, as great authors them-selves. No one will deny that the pieces attributed by Valéryto his pluperfect Monsieur Edmond Testeare worth notoriously less than those of his wife and friends. Reading, meanwhile, is an activity subsequent to writing—more re-signed, more civil, more intellectual. J.L.B. Buenos Aires May 27,