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Finzioni
Finzioni | Jorge L. Borges
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Emilymdxn
Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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Finished this for #mrbook1inamillion and absolutely loved it! Can‘t believe it took me this long to read. The people who say he‘s the master of the short story are not lying. I‘d love to study these or read some criticism of them, I feel like there‘s so much there that I didn‘t appreciate yet. I see now how many writers I love couldn‘t exist without Borges.

#litsypartyofone #24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @MrBook

Billypar Glad you liked it! I can't wait to read more of his collections. 4d
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 4d
BarbaraBB I‘m impressed. I think it‘s a difficult read or am I wrong? 🤞 4d
MrBook Added! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
arubabookwoman For the first LMPBC one of our group chose Labyrinths by Borges, and reading it, I fell in love with Borges. If you haven‘t read it you need to do so soon! 4d
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Emilymdxn
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Manages about 2 hours 20 of reading yesterday - not bad for a full workday, evening out with my boyfriend then travelling back to my parents house for the weekend it was quite a busy one! Should manage more today. Very excited to be in a bathtub again, my new flat doesn‘t have a tub! #mrbook1inamillion

#litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Clwojick @TheReadingMachine @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Rachel.Rencher @jb72

Andrew65 Can‘t beat a book and a bath! 4d
Lynnsoprano Enjoy! 4d
Clwojick 💝 💝 💝 3d
MrBook I‘ve got to read in the tub sometime. 😁 3d
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Emilymdxn
Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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Made my start on #mrbook1inamillion challenge! Excited to be sharing this with you all I love group reading challenges like this.

1 hour reading this morning audiobook on way to work, gonna get another half hour in now on my lunch break 😊

#litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Clwojick @TheReadingMachine @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Rachel.Rencher @jb72

Billypar Loved this collection 🖤 5d
jb72 Looks delicious! 5d
Lynnsoprano Glad you can join in the fun! 🎉❤️ 5d
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Clwojick MMm looks yummy! 5d
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 5d
MrBook I need to read that book 😁! Hey, I see pasta. 😎🙌🏻😙👌🏻 4d
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Emilymdxn
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“Buckley did not believe in God, yet because wanted to prove to the nonexistent God that mortals could conceive and shape a world.”

How have I not read Borges before??? This is so incredible

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Emilymdxn
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I‘ve finally managed to get back into meditating the last three or four days which is great news for me and my fitness challenge! I‘ve had a horrid cold that‘s put a dampener on a lot of things - you don‘t feel very spiritual when you‘re full of snot 🤷‍♀️ - but just did my fourth day running of meditation on gorgeous bankside and then some reading. Feel like I‘m back on track.

#bfcr4 @wanderinglynn @jessinikkip @Melmar @LauraJ @suzie.reads

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Hope you‘re feeling better. 💚 1w
Suet624 Been struggling for 2 weeks now with an awful virus. I finally discovered NyQuil and had my first good night of sleep in weeks. 1w
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MySharonaK
Finzioni | Jorge L. Borges
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It‘s on one of the walls of our public library

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MrBook
Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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2/2 of the replenishments for my #HispanicHeritageMonth Display 😊!

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

DrexEdit In the Time of the Butterflies. Even when you know what's going to happen, it's a tense thriller as well as an intimate story of a family in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo regime. 👍 2mo
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aloslibrary
Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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Everyone need to read this... especially The Library of Babel.
4.8/5 😩👌❤️

vivastory Agreed 4mo
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Billypar
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#DontCryforMeArgentina #WanderingJune
Turns out that Borges was not a fan of Evita or Juan Peron- interesting Wikipedia article describing their feud. He might be the only Argentine author I've read, but Cortazar is high on my list of authors to try.
@BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Borges is on mine! 5mo
Liz_M Borges is amazing! 5mo
MaGoose He's been on my TBR forever. I guess I need to move him up the list a bit. 🙄 5mo
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gradcat Hmmm, I wonder why Borges wouldn‘t care for the Perons...let me count the ways...🤔 5mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB @Liz_M @MaGoose I only read his shorter collection Ficciones, but I loved just about every story. I want to try Labyrinths next. 5mo
Billypar @gradcat I know- one of those literary mysteries I guess 😉 5mo
Suet624 Cortizar - Hopscotch was a favorite and a possible reread within the year. 4mo
Billypar @Suet624 When I was at a bookshop in Montreal, I picked up Hopscotch, read the plot, flipped through it and kind of fell in book love at first sight. That copy was a little pricey but I plan on picking it up soon. 4mo
Suet624 You noticed that you can read it all the way through and then Cortizar gives you another way of reading the story by reading chapters in a different order? Ingenious. Delicious. 4mo
Billypar @Suet624 I don't think I knew that- love the concept though. 4mo
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Faibka
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“Perhaps old age and fear deceive me, but I suspect that the human species -the only one- is nearing extinction and that the Library will endure: illuminated, lonely, infinite, perfectly still, armed with precious volumes, useless, incorruptible, secret.”

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Faibka “Quizá me engañen la vejez y el temor, pero sospecho que la especie humana -la única- está por extinguirse y que la Biblioteca perdurará: iluminada, solitaria, infinita, perfectamente inmóvil, armada de volúmenes preciosos, incorruptible, secreta.” 5mo
Faibka @EmilyChristine I have a feeling that this might be a book you‘d enjoy :) especially this short story where I took the quote from (translation is mine, I‘m sure a professional translation is much better!) which is called “The Library of Babel”. It‘s quite surreal and the language is intricately beautiful and the true meaning or lack of is left for you to wonder upon as if trying to decipher a dream. Anyway... I recommend it! 5mo
EmilyChristine @Faibka Thank you! I‘ll definitely add it to my list! 5mo
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Faibka
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“To one of these gnostics, the visible universe was an illusion or (more precisely) a sophism. Mirrors and fatherhood are hateful because they multiply and spread it.”

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consonantia
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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My Goodreads review is too long to fit here, alas! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2802451787

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AudreyMorris
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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A collection of odd stories, all having to do with books (thus the title). The vocabulary, structure, and content of this book mean it‘s not an easy read, but I liked the oddness. Like a cross between Calvino and Mieville—but Borges came first. #intranslation #1001books #1000books #501books

Swe_Eva I looove Borges!! 7mo
AudreyMorris @Swe_Eva this is my first Borges! I don‘t really know why I haven‘t read him before. He is very original! 7mo
Swe_Eva @AudreyMorris He was my first foray into grownup fiction and it blew my mind that someone could write like that. 💜 7mo
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Leniverse
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges

'In life, he suffered from a sense of unreality, as do so many Englishmen; dead, he is not even the ghostly creature he was then.'

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Leniverse
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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I ordered from a bookseller called “reuse a book” (through Abe Books) and was bemused but thrilled to get a totally unrelated bookmark with my book. (Who doesn‘t love bonus bookmarks!) Then I looked closer and it seems the bookseller has a mutually beneficial deal with the Jane Austen Centre. Awesome. But I don‘t think I can use it with this book. 😂 Need to look through my bookmark collection for a better match. 🤓

LeahBergen Bookmarks MUST thematically match. 😆 8mo
Leniverse @LeahBergen I know, right! 😆 I might just use the flaps of the dust jacket for this one. It's a slim enough volume for it. 8mo
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DePaepe
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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Just finished the first story in this collection. Highly imaginative as to be expected. On to the next.. #litsypartyofone

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Simona
Ficciones | Jorge Borges
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Collection of short stories, which are written in different styles/genres, but all of them revolve around labyrinths, infinity, death, dreams, memory ... they are glimpse in Borges‘ abstract reality - a world driven by imagination, human complexity and absurdity. I didn‘t understand all of them, their hidden meanings is too hidden in metaphors for me ... however, I was deeply seduced by his poetic language and by eccentricity of the stories.

Bklover Thanks for the recipe! looks yummy! 14mo
RachelO Ooh! I'm sure I knew Borges was Argentinian really - I might actually be able to join you this month. 😊 14mo
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Faibka So glad you liked Borges and yes, thank you for sharing the recipe! I‘m going to give it a try :) 14mo
Simona @Bklover @Faibka It‘s a very rich and tasty stew and I used red lentil which is cooked in 10 minuets and the most important thing - without soaking!!! 14mo
Simona @RachelO @Faibka First I read it in Slovenian translation and then in English, and both editions are with prologues of the translators ... I would be sooo lost without those explanations and ‘guidelines‘ 🤗 14mo
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ofbooksandme
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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My favorite book from Argentina is "Ficciones" (Fictions) by Jorge Luis Borges, one of the best writers of the 20th century in the world. Short stories, magical, mystical, about the universe, about literature, fantasy and fantastic.
Would recommend it to anyone who loves literature. (It's still baffling that he never got a Nobel)

#Whereintheuniverse Which is yours? Don't forget to tag me!

BarbaraBB Great post! Ficciones is on my TBR! 2y
ofbooksandme @BarbaraBB it's like something from another planet, you'll love it 2y
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Brie
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BookMaven407 Yes! 2y
merelybookish 👍👍 2y
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Chelsibno
Ficciones | Jorge Luis Borges
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"The Circular Ruins" is one of my favorite short stories. #SouthAmericanWriters #FallIntoBooks @RealLifeReading

Billypar I've only read a short collection of his (included Circular Ruins) and they were all so good. Tlon, Uqbar..., Library if Babel, Garden of Forking Paths. I can't wait to read more. 2y
Billypar Oh, duh... It's the same one you tagged that I read- Ficciones- Litsy just has two versions.. 2y
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Blaire
Ficciones | Jorge Borges
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I've read pieces of this book, but need to give it another try when I have time to focus. Anyone tackled it? #southamericanauthors #tbr #fallintoreading

batsy On my TBR after @Billypar's blurb awhile back. Sounds fascinating. 2y
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Billypar
Ficciones | Jorge Borges
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These stories will definitely take you through the looking glass and make you feel #InsaneInTheBrain . Infinite libraries, scholarly analysis of non-existent lands, duplicating Don Quixote... In these stories Borges invites you into his brain, which clearly has some insanity to spare, but in the best possible way- a strange, dizzying, and pretty wonderful place. #90sInJuly @Robothugs @Cinfhen

saresmoore You're gonna talk me into reading all of the weird books, aren't you? 2y
batsy @saresmoore Yessssss... I wanna read this too 2y
Billypar @saresmoore Yes- my revenge for you getting me sucked back into House of Leaves...muahahaha 😄 2y
saresmoore Hahaha! That's fair, then. 2y
Cinfhen Very cool 😎 2y
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Brie
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These short stories were so strange and intricate. Each one had layers--or rather labyrinths--that made you want to read slowly and savor all the depths. Certain images kept popping up--mirrors, simulacrums, books, libraries. At times the narratives blurred fiction and reality. My favorites were "Death and the Compass", "The Circular Ruins", "The Library of Babel", "The South", "Funes, the Memorious", and "The Garden of Forking Paths."

vivastory Great review. I adore Borges. 3y
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zsuzsanna_reads
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"The goal that led him on was not impossible, though it was clearly supernatural: He wanted to dream a man. He wanted to dream him completely, in painstaking detail, and impose him upon reality."

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cerebrodegato
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I've had a few problems trying to upload images, but now it's solved and I'm coming with tons of books!

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He tenido problemillas intentando subir imágenes, ¡pero creo que está arreglado y vengo con montones de libros!

#northernlights #philippullman #HeartofDarkness #JosephConrad #Borges #1984 #Kafka #JaneEyre

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vivastory
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#disabilities
An avid reader, Borges was not born blind, he became blind after cruelly ironically he was appointed director of the Argentinean library. Borges addressed his blindness in both his poetry and prose. He addressed his blindness both literally and metaphorically. Borges has been a constant companion since I first read him.

merelybookish Borges has been in my TBR for eons. Thanks for reminding me to read him. 3y
vivastory @merelybookish He's wonderful. I like both his poetry and his prose. 3y
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Astroneman
Finzioni | Jorge L. Borges
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"...misurava le virtù degli altri dalle loro opere, e chiedeva che gli altri misurassero lui dalle sue intenzioni e illuminazioni".
Una fantastica raccolta in cui Borges attraversa tutti gli stili narrativi, toccando una moltitudine di argomenti. Un esercizio di stile, in cui l'autore libera le sue fantastiche congetture e le sue metafisiche interrogazioni. Pur essendo "finzioni", sono credibili, sono plausibili. È lo stile che è efficace.

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TomAllman
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Yes

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Panche
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A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships.

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FilipeM
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My going to the bookstore shirt!

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RealLifeReading
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erzascarletbookgasm Ay to that! 3y
brilliantglow Yes please! 3y
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Eugeniavb One of the best quoes ever. He rocked 3y
Hornsby78 I have a print of this quote from a #bookriot quarterly box framed on my wall as well. 3y
kspenmoll Love this. Thx. 3y
Bookzombie Love this quote. 3y
DebinHawaii One of my favorites! ❤️❤️ 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I love this quote!❤️👍 3y
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NCNY
Ficciones | Jorge Borges

Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote is hilarious and amazing.

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Stepsanders
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Amazing!

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Harkaway
Ficciones | Jorge Borges
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You know the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, where they put the Ark of the Covenant in a huge warehouse full of anonymous crates? Borges writes the whole world like that, and beautifully. One of my touchstone authors.

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