El Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges

By Jorge Luis Borges

“Uno de los artistas contemporáneos más memorables… l. a. deuda que tenemos contraída con él quienes escribimos en español es enorme”. —Mario Vargas Llosa

Considerado uno de los escritores más influyentes del siglo XX en cualquier idioma, los angeles obra de Jorge Luis Borges continúa inspirando a nuevas generaciones de lectores gracias al deslumbrante poder de sus imágenes y l. a. inmensa profundidad de sus temas.

Originalmente publicada en 1949, esta colección reúne dieciocho relatos entre los que se encuentra algunos de los más admirados cuentos de los angeles literatura: “El Aleph”, los angeles clásica historia de una resplandeciente esfera en l. a. que confluyen de un modo asombroso todos los tiempos y todos los espacios en el universo; “El Zahir”, una fascinante reflexión sobre los angeles obsesión, Borges narra los angeles historia de un objeto que inspira l. a. fascinación inmediata de todos aquellos que lo ven hasta consumir su atención y realidad completa; y “El Inmortal”, un inquietante viaje a través de los angeles Ciudad de los Inmortales, un laberíntico mundo en el que todo, incluso los edificios y las escaleras, aparece caóticamente abnormal o invertido.

Juntos, estos dieciocho relatos, cada uno singularmente unique y complejo a su manera,  representan una pieza clave en el museo de l. a. obra del maestro argentino, así como en los anales de l. a. literatura common.

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I shall leave you the name of my bank in Switzerland. When they tell me the first two hundred and fifty thousand dollars has been deposited, or when I am fully ready, whichever is the later, I shall move. I will not be hurried beyond my own judgement, nor will I be subject to interference. » «D'accord. But our undercover men in France are in a position to offer you considerable assistance in the way of information. » The Englishman considered this for a moment. «All right, when you are ready send me by mail a single telephone number, preferably in Paris so that I can ring that number direct from anywhere in France.

At the top he paused and glanced down the only corridor available. At the far end was room 68. He counted back down the corridor to what must be AA although the figures were out of sight. Between himself and the door of 64 was twenty feet of corridor, the walls being studded on the right by two other doors before 64, and on the left a small alcove partially curtained with red velours hanging from a cheap brass rod. He studied the alcove carefully. From beneath the curtain, which cleared the floor by four inches, the toe of a single black shoe urged slightly.

Whatever thoughts did go on behind the smoke-screen, nothing came through, and Rodin felt a worm of unease. Like all men created by systems and procedures, he did not like the unpredictable and therefore the uncontrollable. «We know who you are,» he began abruptly. «I had better introduce myself. » «I know,» said the Englishman, «you are chief of operations of the OAS. » He stared at each of the men in turn as he spoke, and reached for a cigarette. «You seem to know a lot already,» interjected Casson as the three watched the visitor light up.

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