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The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges
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Feb 14, 2011

really liked it

Not as perfect, perhaps, as the stories collected in Ficciones, but no one does Borges like Borges. The few throw-away stories in The Aleph include: ‘Emma Zunz,’ ‘The House of Asterion’ and ‘The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths.’ The real stand-outs, I think, are ‘The Immortal,’ ‘The Theologians,’ ‘Averroes’ Search’ and ‘The Zahir,’ I’d read a couple of these before, but had been sitting on this volume for years, waiting for the proverbial rainy day. This past weekend I was sick in bed with the flu and found Borges a very welcome prescription.
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Adam SF writer M. John Harrison can pull off a Borges-ian story pretty well. If you ever have the chance, look up "Egnaro" in his collection Things That Never Happen.


Douglas Dalrymple Thanks for the tip!


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