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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After reading Sl, I can assure you, memory and identity have become ongoing themes for me also. You also have to love how the narrator, an adventurous soldier, hale, hearty, bold leader of men and lover of the god Mars, functions as an alter-ego to the frail, bookish, solitary Borges.

Finally, a very old man seems to know something, though what he knows is obscure and its relevance unclear, especially because he seems to be talking about events many years ago. Weariness halted me at a corner.

In August,due to insomnia, he had to consult with a psychiatrist. But I think the influences may be much more widely seen in the detail of the stories. Another obsession-inducing object is The Book of Sandin the collection of the same name. The Captive A tale of identity where boeges young boy with sky-blue eyes is kidnapped in an Indian raid.

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In this last story, the author in person is the protagonist. It tells the story of a man who becomes obsessed with his wife, who has disappeared. Borges was fluent in several languages. Jun 14, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it it norge amazing Shelves: The journey includes Roman soldiers; escape; loneliness; fear of otherness; extraordinary architecture; finding a way through a labyrinth of caves, ladders, doors and multiple rooms; sinister troglodytes, references to The Odyssey, and much musing on life, death, mortality, and the nature of time.

Return to Book Page. Below is my write-up. Marcus senses the city’s antiquity and wanders along staircases and inlaid floors of a labyrinthine palace thinking how all what he sees is the work of the gods or, more accurately, gods who have died or, even, perhaps, since much of zxhir architecture appears to lack any trace of practical purpose, gods who were mad.

I prefer the stories that have a supernatural element, or that suffered the clear influence of Conan Doyle. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The now familiar Borgesian tropes are also here in abundance too: These stories are profound, but they are written in such an entertaining traditional narrative style that they might o This is a masterful collection by a writer of genius. As though in a dream, the thought that in any coin one may read those famous connotations seemed to me of vast, inexplicable importance.


When all men on earth think day and night of the Zahir, which one will be a dream and which a reality, the earth or the Zahir?

The typical 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 str This is the second Borges book that I have read though the first in Spanishand I have found that my reaction was an echo of the first.

I looked at it; there was nothing particularly distinctive about it, except those scratches. In that book was a description of my illness.

In fact, it contained almost everything like an Aleph — the final story in this collection. I infinitely prefer when Borges write What is there to say about Jorge Luis Borges that hasn’t been said before? In that zshir, to my misfortune, three men were playing truco.

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To ask other readers questions about The Aleph and Other Storiesplease sign up. O morto 1 9 Mar 09, To see what your friends thought of this book, please ale;h up. The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths. Divertente come Borges spieghi i suoi racconti come un prestigiatore sveli i propri trucchi: As to failure or fame, they are quite irrelevant and I never bother about them.

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In the story, a fictionalized version of Borges gets the Zahir in his change after paying for a drink in the form of a 20 cents coin. Someone mentioned that one of those unfortunates had fled to Mysore, where he had painted the figure of the tiger in a palace.

My sense is these Troglodytes represent a mode of being at the extreme opposite end of the spectrum from that of a refined aesthete and man of letters like Borges. This is the 2nd time I try to read these stories. In order to lose themselves in God, the Sufis repeat their own name or the ninety-nine names of God until the names mean nothing anymore.


He tries to look for a cure, and after some research, he finds a book that explains the history behind the Zahir, and that it manifested previously as a tigeran astrolabethe bottom of a welland a vein in a marble column in a mosque.

Borges tells us that soon he will be unable to perceive external reality, and he will have to be dressed and fed; but then he reflects that this fate does not worry him, since he will laeph oblivious to it.

We read, “I followed his ridiculous instructions; he finally left. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

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Perhaps this reflects his New England upbringing and the e of Puritan myth. The fact that men were playing cards in the place increased the contrast. I bogges that pronouncement to this fact: As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. 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.

Borges cuts the communication understanding that the exasperating Daneri is no longer a madman. Grim but dull memories of a bloody civil war followed by interesting diversions into truth versus memory and the omnipotence of god, encapsulated in the question of whether a lus and a coward with the same name are two people, or two facets of one. There’s little value in reading if one is going to try consider ways to dislike doing it.

I long to travel that path.