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The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges
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Apr 20, 11

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Long ago, I read and loved Borges' Ficciones. I found The Aleph collection to be far less allegorical. While these short stories explore similar themes, I liked that they didn't seem to be written mainly as a means to exploring philosophical ideas, which was my sole complaint about the stories in Ficciones.

Instead, the themes of mortality, infinity, and the limited nature of human consciousness form a common braid that ties together a series of interesting vignettes. A beautiful brand of abstract prose.

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