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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Until the end of June I distracted myself by composing a tale of fantasy. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face. Jun 14, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story itself is about a mysterious, obsessive quest to find the secret City of the Immortals.

The appearance of Sigurd abruptly ends the story.

EL ALEPH – BORGES JORGE LUIS – Sinopsis del libro, reseñas, criticas, opiniones – Quelibroleo

The second story is about the Zahir, the coin, first gotten as money change from a drink “aguardente”. From on, she was studiously slim. The house is demolished inexorably. Deutsches Requiem A brave and controversial piece: This article does not cite any sources. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer.

On June 6, Teodolina Villar died. You’re avoiding a single star, Borges, simply because I try my best not to dish them out. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And he was right: She passed through endless metamorphoses, as though fleeing from herself; her coiffure and the color of her hair were famously unstable, as were her smile, her skin, and the slant of her eyes. Quotes from The Aleph and Oth And I am suspicious of anyone who uses their learning to intentionally create obscurity.

The narrator has had a dream: I suspect Borges perceived and perhaps dreamed many of his fellow humans inhabiting a Troglodyte-like existence. 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.


Borges admitted to trying to write in the Arabic tradition during a seminar in the ‘s. Protecting this treasure from mad human greed is the mission to which the he has devoted his life; day and night he stands guard over it.

Another obsession-inducing object is The Book of Sandin the collection of the same name. I understand the author is very well read and he drew inspiration from all the book he cites Iliad, Hamlet, etc but This is the 2nd time I try to read these stories. For other uses, see Zahir disambiguation.

Are contrasting stories essentially two sides of the same story? The priest believes the god created a secret magical phrase that is hidden in creation and can ward off evil. I will no longer perceive the universe, I will perceive the Zahir.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lovecroft tends downward, inward into the earth and to the South when he enters the realm of the soul, hell, and fear.

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He could not get rid of a fixed idea. And what an opening premise: That night, I took a sleeping pill and slept soundly. It tells the story of a man who becomes obsessed with his wife, who has disappeared. I looked at it; there was nothing particularly distinctive about le, except those scratches. I wrote several reviews about Borges’ books and I got tired of saying how amazing this writer ljis.

On the 16th of July the narrator bought 1 sterling pound, and studied it under the magnifying glass.

This guy created an amazing universe that will surely captivate you, if you give it a chance. As a result, the stories are hit or miss for me. Perhaps he meant that there is no deed, however humble, that does not imply universal history and its infinite succession of effects and causes.


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

Then he went to Europe 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. I did not confide the entire absurdity of the story luls him; I told him I was tormented by insomnia and that often I could not free my mind of an object, any random object, a coin, say.

His obsession is gaining power. As Borges says in his commentaries at the end of the book, “all theologians have denied God one miracle – that of undoing the past”.

Open Preview See a Problem? Teodolina Villar would make her entrances into orthodox places, at the orthodox hour, with orthodox ornaments, and with orthodox world-weariness but the jirge, the adornments, the hour and the places would almost immediately pass out of fashion, and so come to serve upon the lips of Teodolina Villar for the very epitome of kitsch. Borges tells us aaleph 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 be oblivious to it.

Have the universe and all its details spinning in your head.