Showing posts with label Jorge Luis Borges. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Short Story by Jorge Luis Borges: "Emma Zunz"

Jorge Luis Borges (1899, Buenos Aires -1986, Geneva) was an Argentine poet, essayist, translator and short-story writer whose works have become classics of 20th-century world literature. Two o his most famous books, Ficciones (1944) and The Aleph (1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes such as dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, animals, fictional writers, philosophy, religion and God. His works have contributed to philosophical literature and also to magical realism. 
Borges and María Kodama got married in a civil proceeding in Paraguay on April 26, 1986.
At 40 he suffered a severe head wound that finally made his blood poisoning: he developed septicemia, and for a month hovered between life and death. After this experience, Borges began playing with a new style of writing for which he would become famous.
Surprisingly he didn´t win the Nobel Prize. 

"Emma Zunz", published in 1949 in the book called The Aleph, is one of his best short stories.