A Universal History of Infamy (English and Spanish Edition) [Jorge Luis Borges] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Borges first book of short . A Universal History of Iniquity has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: From his early years the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges lived amon. In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. Here he reveals his delight in re-creating (or making up) colorful.

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Ships with Tracking Number! I fear I’ll get less impressed by Borges if his work gets more serious than this; people who deal with ‘universal themes’ in a serious way are always unbearable.

View all 3 comments. What makes Biblio different? Their about otherwise infamous characters at least unsavory, violent, forgers, thieves, but some still have good qualities such as honor or courage.

Dec 08, Tomas Ramanauskas uniiversal it really liked it. The suggestion, seemingly, is that an entire religion of borgea and heresy had sprung up to justify one man’s physical corruption. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

A Universal History of Infamy

Apr 16, Mike Puma rated it really liked it Shelves: Man on Pink Corner This is a first-person story of knife fighters, not based on on a real person, and the translator’s notes point out that the “pink” of the title refers to a rough area of Buenos Aires, and the lack of definite pronoun conjures a painting perhaps Edward Hopper. The subject is Real, if not necessarily real. Hard cover in dust jacket. Morell, ironically, believes his only hope of salvation lies in fomenting an insurrection among those slaves who still believe rumors of his benevolence–essentially taking on sincerely the role he had only maliciously affected before.


Sus libros han llenado mi mundo de magia y enigmas siempre y cada una de las veces que los leo. Still, Borges believes that the dilemma can be ingamy with greater, rather than less, audacity: Also by Jorge Luis Borges.

View all 5 comments. Well, any time I tried to read South American ‘magical realist’ literature I broke out in hives of boredom, and I thought maybe Borges was to blame; in addition, I thought, and still think, that Borges might be responsible in part for recent developments in the anglo-american literature of conc I somehow managed to get a BA with a focus on comparative literature and continental philosophy and then a PhD with a focus on twentieth century literature without reading any Borges.

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With more than 1, titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. An entertaining read from start to finish, only hampered by the fact that towards the end the pieces get shorter and shorter.

Oct 20, Ubik 2. In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun. This is the sort of book that makes you want to make further explorations. Retrieved from ” https: Part of the richness of A Universal History of Iniquity stems from Borges’ ability to weave his dense, darkly humorous paradoxes into genres that tend to be consigned to the pulpy end of the high-low cultural divide.


Each entry into this collection masquerades as a truthful historical narrative; however, Borges liberally diverges from his source material, essentially unibersal factual events and people into props through which to set up elaborate philosophical ironies and paradoxes. They are almost all written in the same style, abusing long enumerations and pompous and superfluous adjectives.

RSS Subscribe Subscribe in a reader. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Contains some markings borgges as highlighting and writing.

May hkstory, Caro the L. Collection of short stories. Characters die and continue living in the same house, or pretend to be a missing son without having no resembling features. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. Iniquity, indeed; Borges gives us several vivid, memorable images of what it is like to kill for the hell of it. This page was last edited on 28 Augustat A style that Borges describes in the hniversal of baroque.

Every time, of course, Morell eventually kills his victim when he begins hsitory suspect the true nature of his “Redeemer. One quickly traces the history of the linear eternity, the Platonic idea to Christian doctrines.

An author or narrator can make a reader complicit in their fraud, their forgery of truth.