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Borges marathon, part 1: The Cruel Redeemer Lazarus Morell

So I had this great idea to write a separate review for every short story every written by the master of short stories (or short fictions as they’re often called, for reasons that will become apparent), Jorge Luis Borges. I’m not sure how great this great idea is, but I’ll get started anyway. I’m going to move chronologically, using the order in the Collected Fictions, from the first book ‘A Universal History of Iniquity’ (1935) right through to ‘Shakespeare’s Memory (1983). That means that the first story to review is… Read More

“Collected Fictions” by Jorge Luis Borges

With this book, I have to admit defeat, or at least a change of plan. I wanted to review every book I read on this site, but I can’t review this. How to reduce the life work of one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century to a single blog post? It can’t be done. If I had skimmed the book or felt more neutral about it, it might be possible. But I loved this book. I read it first when I got a copy from the library… Read More