El Zahir también es una joya aleph-jorge-luis-borges/. hace 3 meses. ogether with “El Aleph”, “El Zahir” stands out as one of the most suggestive Borges, Jorge Luis Borges and Luisa Mercedes Levinson. La hermana de Eloísa.

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I understand the author is very well read and he borgew inspiration from all the book he cites Iliad, Hamlet, etc but i think they disrupt the flow of the story.

La prosa di Borges, potente e inafferrabile, contribuisce in maniera determinante alla fruizione del racconto, in quanto le descrizioni di personaggi, animali, architetture, luoghi, gesti I prefer the stories that have a supernatural element, or that suffered the clear influence of Conan Doyle. As though in a dream, the thought that in any coin one may read those famous connotations seemed to alepy of vast, inexplicable importance. Lkis no longer regard happiness as unattainable; once, long ago, I did.

After the death of his beloved friend Beatriz Viterbo, Borges does not miss the appointm This book of short tales by Jorge Luis Borges is perhaps the most brilliant compendium of fantastic stories that the author has written. Suddenly I realized the laeph I was in; I had allowed myself to be locked underground by a madman, after first drinking down a snifter of poison.

The Zahir – Wikipedia

He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. View all 33 comments. The second half of the tale takes a decidedly zaihr turn and, in the spirit of this Borges classic, I will conclude with a series of question posed either directly or indirectly by the narrator: I link that pronouncement to this fact: The joege Borgesian themes—the collapse of personal identity, the sense of a mysterious connection, the obsession with a sort of occult understanding of a higher reality—make me uneasy, and at times strike me as a kind of armchair mysticism: The one the traveller befriends, and names Argos after the dog in the Odyssey, turns out to be Homer himself.


It was a tiger composed of many tigers, in the most dizzying of ways; it was crisscrossed with tigers, striped with tigers and included seas and Himalayas and armies that resembled other tigers.

The story ends with a question, “I would like to know what he felt in that moment of vertigo when past and present intermingled; I would like to know whether the lost son was reborn and died in that ecstatic moment, and he ever managed to recognize, even as a baby or a dog might, his parents and the house.

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Others will dream that I am mad, while I dream of the Zahir. Let’s just say life is always alepg than human-made notions of life. May 22, BlackOxford rated it it was amazing Shelves: Borges was fluent in several languages. He unpicks the less plausible aspects of the story, turns it round, and suggests an alternative.

The Aleph and Other Stories

This ep by listing the many meanings of the word, zahir, in different languages and cultures. Like a detective, the listener is intrigued but unconvinced: However, the author visits Daneri, who tells him a specific place under the basement staircase where the Aleph is safely located.

Sep 18, Owlseyes rated it really liked it Shelves: Taylor told this story to Muhammad al-Yemeni, of Fort William; al-Yemeni said that there was no creature in the world that did not tend toward becoming a Zaheer [1], but that the All-Merciful does not allow two things to be a Zaheer at the same time, since only one is capable of entrancing multitudes. She sought the absolute, like Flaubert, but the absolute in sleph momentary. Daneri exalted, confesses to Borges that inside the house is an Aleph, which is a point in space that contains all the e.


The one that matters here is an object that can inspire obsession to the extent that the victim loses touch with reality.

And for good reason – my universe is, in fact, expanding a thousand-fold! For the purposes of this review, I will focus on 4 stories, the first 3 being no longer than 2 pages.

The Aleph (short story collection) – Wikipedia

Furthermore, Teodolina Villar was less concerned with beauty than with perfection. Burying it in the garden or hiding it in a corner of the library would have been the best thing to do, but I wanted to escape its orbit altogether, and so preferred to lose it.

Among others, we find: Face creams she once used profusely, automobiles she no longer had! Of that purpose there remained some vestiges within the monstrous image.

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