Brodie's Report

Brodie’s Report


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Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039259
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

At the age of seventy, after a gap of twenty years, Jorge Luis Borges returned to writing short stories. In Brodie’s Report, he returned also to the style of his earlier years with its brutal realism, nightmares, and bloodshed. Many of these stories, including “Unworthy” and “The Other Duel,” are set in the macho Argentinean underworld, and even the rivalries between artists are suffused with suppressed violence. Throughout, opposing themes of fate and free will, loyalty and betrayal, time and memory flicker in the recesses of these compelling stories, among the best Borges ever wrote.

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Praise

“[Borges] renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish-American novelists.” —J.M. Coetzee, The New York Review of Books

“Hurley’s efforts at retranslating Borges are not anything but heroic. His versions are clear, elegant, crystalline.” —The Times Literary Supplement

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