Universal History of Infamy

Universal History of Infamy In his writing Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun Here he reveals his delight in re creating or making up colorful stories from the Orient the Islamic world and the

  • Title: Universal History of Infamy
  • Author: Jorge Luis Borges Norman Thomas di Giovanni
  • ISBN: 9780525475460
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun Here he reveals his delight in re creating or making up colorful stories from the Orient, the Islamic world, and the Wild West, as well as his horrified fascination with knife fights, political and personal betrayal, and bloodthirsty revenge Spark ling with the sheer exuberant pleasure oIn his writing, Borges always combined high seriousness with a wicked sense of fun Here he reveals his delight in re creating or making up colorful stories from the Orient, the Islamic world, and the Wild West, as well as his horrified fascination with knife fights, political and personal betrayal, and bloodthirsty revenge Spark ling with the sheer exuberant pleasure of story telling, this collection marked the emergence of an utterly distinctive literary voice.

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  • Jorge Luis Borges Norman Thomas di Giovanni

    Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer Borges was fluent in several languages He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library Biblioteca Nacional and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers Prize Prix Formentor His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.J M Coetzee said of Borges He, than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.


  • From his early years the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges lived among books and languages, classical literature from many civilizations and cultures: Chinese, Persian, Nordic, Spanish, to name several. His greatest childhood memory was his father's library; he was reading Shakespeare in English at age 11; by the time he was an adult, Borges turned his mind into one vast library. Therefore, it is a bit ironic this bookish man chose to write an entire collection of tales about men of sheer act [...]

  • Briefly: A catalog, a biographical dictionary of vile people with a worldwide range, real and/or imagined (imagined, certainly, even the real). This owes a debt to Marcel Schwob’s Imaginary Lives and to which J. Rodolfo Wilcox owes a debt for having enabled The Temple of Iconoclasts (which I’ll now return to liking quite a lot), and more recently, providing premise for Roberto Bolaño’s Nazi Literature in the Americas (which I read first, bassackwards, I).4 stars for a fun, creepy read, ma [...]

  • "Reading is an activity subsequent to writing - more resigned, more civil, more intellectual" (the closing words to the preface of the first edition).I have the Complete Fictions (with copious translator's notes), but am splitting my review of that into its components, listed in publication order: Collected Fictions - all reviews. This is the first, published in 1935.I had read several profound and passionate reviews by friends, and felt the building lure of Borges, aided by a growing awareness [...]

  • "In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing." Oscar WildeExercises in Style These stories are fascinating exercises in style.They effectively document the development of Borges' style at a time when "he was a shy sort of man who could not bring himself to write short stories, and so amused himself by changing and distorting (sometimes without aesthetic justification) the stories of other men." Matter of Fact As Borges said in an earlier Preface, "the stories are not [...]

  • Most of the stories that make up the Universal History of Infamy (an intentionally emphatic title) are imaginary biographies of historical figures such as Billy the Kid, Monk Eastman Gang leader or pseudo-Muslim prophet Hakim al-Moqannâ.Under the apparent grandiloquence hiding in fact humble and pleasant stories. They are almost all written in the same style, abusing long enumerations and pompous and superfluous adjectives. A style that Borges describes in the prologue of baroque. Their about o [...]

  • Talvez pelo fascínio que o Velho Oeste sempre exerceu sobre mim, o relato que mais me marcou destas universais e infamantes histórias de Borges, tenha sido "O assassino desinteressado Bill Harrigan", breve narração da atribulada e breve vida de Billy the Kid, morto aos 21 anos pelo Xerife Pat Garrett, acusado de 21 mortes "sem contar os mexicanos".

  • এই বইটির বাংলা শিরোনাম করা যেতে পারে "কুখ্যাতির সার্বজনীন ইতিহাস"। কোন কোন বোদ্ধার মতে বোর্হেসের তরুণ বয়সে লেখা এই বইটির মাধ্যমেই ল্যাটিন আমেরিকান ম্যাজিক রিয়ালিজম বা যাদু-বাস্তবতার পদযা [...]

  • Leer Historia Universal de la Infamia es ir a la caza de la delgada línea roja. Ésa que separa, imperceptible, la realidad y la ficción. Sucede que, en esta antología de relatos criminales, Borges se apropia de historias verídicas (sin duda, caídas del ambar de viejas páginas policiales o de las polvorientas leyendas de antaño) y las envuelve en una atmósfera fascinante. En una telaraña de detalles asombrosos, que son una reescritura de lo real y que, incluso, lo perfeccionan.Curioso: [...]

  • La infamia es un acto vil, que mancha de manera definitiva la reputación de un individuo. Hay personajes que han pasado a la historia no por sus actos de heroísmo o de magnanimidad, sino por su abyección o por su influencia negativa en los hechos históricos. En este libro Jorge Luis Borges realiza un compendio de semblanzas y anécdotas sobre personajes infames, entre ellos: Billy The Kid (cuatrero), La viuda Ching (Pirata) y Hakim De Merv (Falso Profeta). Estos sujetos son retratados de man [...]

  • “Ne yazdımsa yazdım” “Bir bakıma mutsuz bir adamdım, ama bu kitabı yazarken kendimi oyalayıp avuttum” “Bana öyle geliyor ki, iyi okurlar, iyi yazarlardan daha az. Okuma, elbette, yazmadan sonra gelen bir etkinliktir; daha gösterişsiz, daha özgür, daha düşünseldir” “Kitabın adında yer alan alçaklık sözcüğü de çok ağır bir söz, ama bütün bu tantananın ardında hiçbir şey yok” diyen Borges, kitabın tekrar yayınlandığı tarihten yirmi yıl önceki h [...]

  • I believe it is impossible to overvalue Jorge Luis Borges’ influence on the modern intellectual literature – however much we think he did, he did even more.Similar to sounds, skilfully combined by a composer into a harmonious sequence, turning into melody, simple words, cunningly used by an adroit author, turn into intellectual music.“The runaway expected his freedom. Lazarus Morell’s shadowy mulattoes would give out an order among themselves that was sometimes barely more than a nod of [...]

  • This was an enjoyable read and much better than some have mentioned in their criticisms. Borges' style is so natural and free. It is as if he is sitting there in front of you, relaxing, relating his story to our sharpening delight.

  • صفحات كتاب از چوبه دار و مجازات شدگان و تبهكاران و دزدان دريايي انباشته شده و واژه بي عدالتي و شرارت در عنوان كتاب،ترس و هيبت بر مي انگيزد،اما زير اين همه طوفان هيچي و پوچي است.همه اش فقط ظاهر است و براي همين است كه شايد خوانندگان بتوانند از آن لذت ببرند.

  • Hay palabras que necesitan más de una palabras para definirla, y la infamia es una de esas. Borges en este libro de Ficción presenta cuentos creados con personajes biográficos. La voz del narrador en tercera persona llamo mi atención, cuando durante la lectura te encuentras con la primera persona y durante la narración también lees ´Borges´ no es exactamente un personaje, sin embargo no se confunde con el narrador de la historia, al usar voz narrativa en tercera persona. La voz narrativa [...]

  • গুডরিডসে প্রতি সপ্তাহে হালি খানেক রিভিউ নামক বকবকানি পোস্ট করার একটি অভ্যাস ছিল, যদিও বুঝতে পারছিলাম যারা এসব পড়ছে তারা বেশ বিরক্তই হচ্ছে, তা সত্ত্বেও সে অভ্যাস ধরে রাখার বেশ শক্ত ইচ্ছা রাখ [...]

  • Es imposible que le de a Borges menos de 5 estrellas. Sus libros han llenado mi mundo de magia y enigmas siempre y cada una de las veces que los leo. Este, sin embargo, es otro de mis favoritos. Borges siempre será el mejor (para mí)

  • Apparently the term "magical realism" movement began here.Original real criminal stories altered.But Borges himself criticizes it: "when art flaunts and squanders its resources"; "the irresponsible sport of a shy sort of man who could not bring himself to write short stories, and so amused himself by changing and distorting (sometimes without aesthetic justification) the stories of other men"; "under all the storm and lightning, there is nothing."My first Borges read, i really liked it even if h [...]

  • И все пак, какво ви очаква измежду страниците? Пирати и търговци на роби. Хора без съвест, които се представят за чужди синове, измамници, негодници, негодяи и обикновени убийци от Дивия Запад.Борхес разказва страховити истории за жестоки мъже и жени, които обаче, за разлика [...]

  • Another re-read. Young Borges working his way toward fiction by playing with fact. Perfidious individuals from history and legend stride through the pages of this slim book, spreading death and fear across 4 continents before coming to, for the most part, sticky ends. A great preamble to a unique body of work, but don't let this be your first or only Borges.

  • Evrenin çeşitli yerlerinden yaşanan alçaklığı büyülü gerçekçilikle güzel harmanlıyor Borges. Post-Modern izlerini fazlasıyla hissettiriyor.

  • I somehow managed to get a BA with a focus on comparative literature and continental philosophy and then a PhD with a focus on twentieth century literature without reading any Borges. How did that happen? Well, any time I tried to read South American 'magical realist' literature I broke out in hives of boredom, and I thought maybe Borges was to blame; in addition, I thought, and still think, that Borges might be responsible in part for recent developments in the anglo-american literature of conc [...]

  • Bozzetti? Suggestioni.Nel giudicare la “Storia universale dell’infamia” non si può ignorare che il maestro argentino pubblicò questi scritti alla spicciolata su un quotidiano locale, 10 anni prima delle opere di narrativa che gli diedero la fama. Va da sé che attendersi un’opera complessivamente paragonabile a “Finzioni” o “L’Aleph” è un approccio vano oltre che ingeneroso nei confronti di una raccolta che pure presenta chiari elementi già in grado di riverberare il genio [...]

  • این کتاب انگار نوشتنش برای بورخس تمرین بوده، خوندنش هم تمرینیه. مسابقه تو کتاب‌های دیگه‌اش اتفاق می‌افته.

  • Muy bueno. Definitivamente seguiré leyendo a BorgesReally good. I will definitely continue reading this author

  • Всеобща история на безчестието разказва Борхес: knigolandiafo/book-review/vЗа разлика от “Хладнокръвно” на Капоти, където е търсен суров реализъм, Борхес се насочва в точно обратна посока – легендаризирането на тези типажи като представителни за времето си и разбиранията за смелост [...]

  • okudumdanoldu/2012Her ne kadar bitirmem uzun sürmüş olsa da çok eğlenerek okudum bu kitabı. Dünyanın ve tarihin her tarafından toparlanmış öyküler var bu kitapta. Sudan'dan Arjantin'e, Çin'den İran'a kadar. Aslında büyük ihtimalle gerçekten yaşamış kişilikleri alıp biraz çarpıtarak hikayeleştirmiş.Esasen Arjantin'deki bir gazetenin pazar ekine yazdığı yazıların toparlanması bu kitap ama zamanında çok ses getirmiş.Bendeki nüsha İletişim Yayınları 10. bask [...]

  • According to Borges, the stories here were meant for nothing graver than light entertainment. But today their chief purpose may well be to provide access to the writer's early dabbling. And yes, there are numerous signs of what was to come. There are mirrors here, and recursive systems, and hoaxes, and some mind-boggling endings too.Though the stories are straightforward, re-reading provides greater pleasures, as with all Borges. The trivia is that each story was written as contribution to a wee [...]

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