Jorge Luis Borges: Ficciones [Fictions]

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Ficciones (Fictions) is a book by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, published in 1944. It is composed of two distinct sections, The Garden of Forking Paths and Artifices. The former was published in 1941 as a stand-alone collection of eight short stories, and republished with the latter under the title Ficciones in 1944. With The Aleph (1949), it is one of the twin pillars upholding Borges’ reputation as one of the greatest literary artists of the twentieth century.

The stories are remarkable for their formal innovations, and in particular for the shape-shifting fashion in which they are made to conform to the outer appearance of particular genres and styles—the essay, the …

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O'Connell, Mark. "Ficciones". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2011
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]

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