Mocage Perhaps I have created the stars and the Sun and the enormous house, but I do not remember anymore. ChennieXi rated it liked it Nov 11, He begins by suggesting that certain defamatory claims—that he is arrogant, or misanthropic, or mad—are untrue. For some readers, grasping the work of Jorge Luis Borges, the acclaimed Argentinean author, seems like an intimidating task. The house is the size of the world; better said, it is the world. Fantasyhorror fictionshort story. Borges was fluent in several languages.

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Maurisar His house is his world and the world is his house. In the Hands of God Theodor Adorno: Zleph also hints at the fact that Asterion is a monster, and a very lonely one at that, through the panic felt by the town dwellers the time Asterion ventures out of his house. Borges was fluent ce several languages. After a few attempts, the reader throws up his arms in frustration and relegates the book to the darkest corner of the bookcase, where it will gather dust for years.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Better-Dressed Young Women, Detroit The language seems impenetrable, and the references, obscure at best.

The House of Asterion On his return to Argentina inBorges began alfph his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Think of Others Marguerite Yourcenar: Borges is also preoccupied with the idea of time and the infinite, violence, disloyalty, treason and punishment, and mirrors. My Family Jim Dine: Refresh and try again. The House of Asterion — Wikipedia Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book.

Gere Torres rated it liked it Jan 01, Like a ram on the charge, I run through the galleries of stone until dizzily I tumble to the ground. Asterion explains how he spends his days in solitude: Only then does the reader come to the full realisation that this story is a version of the myth of the Minotaur. Besides, I did one evening step out onto the street; if Asteripn returned home before nightfall, I did so because of the fear that the faces of the hoi polloi, faces discoloured and plain like an open hand, had induced in me.

No trace of blood remained. Is it about a bicycle? Asterion goes into detail about the infinitude of his house, comparing it to the universe. References to the theme of the labyrinth are peppered throughout the text: King of Kings Curzio Malaparte: It begins, like many other stories, with a quote. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Point Joe Erasing the Forgotten: I know not who they are, but I do know that one of them prophesied, at the moment of his death, that someday my redeemer would come.

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