El Zahir también es una joya aleph-jorge-luis-borges/. hace 3 meses. ogether with “El Aleph”, “El Zahir” stands out as one of the most suggestive Borges, Jorge Luis Borges and Luisa Mercedes Levinson. La hermana de Eloísa.

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Published July 27th by Penguin Classics first published September Beatriz’s first cousin, Carlos Argentino Daneri, welcomes Borges on that date and does not miss the opportunity em show his skillful prolific writer skills, exposing Borges tireless writings saturated with detailed descriptions of various places around the world.

Borges is a wonderful story-teller.

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Tennyson said that if we could but understand a single flower we would know who we are and what the world is. In that book was a description of my illness. It tells the story of a man who becomes obsessed with his wife, who has disappeared. But I think the influences may be much more widely seen in the detail of the stories.

The Zahir – Wikipedia

Not long thereafter, the man, now an Indian in spirit, returns to the wilderness. Barlach impugns the passages that Zotenberg attributes to Abul-Feddah.

To our own personal history? In Buenos Aires the Zahir is a common twenty-centavo coin into which a razor or penknife has scratched the letters N T and the number two; the date stamped on the face is The typical Borgesian themes—the collapse of personal identity, the sense of a mysterious connection, the obsession with a sort of occult understanding of a higher reality—make me uneasy, and at times str This is the second Borges book that I have read though the first in Spanishand I have found that my reaction was an echo of the first.


It can be an evening just outside the city, or a Brahms melody, or maps, or chess, or coffee, or the words of Epictetus, which teach the contempt of gold; it is a Proteus more changeable than the Proteus of the Isle of Pharos.

As the tribune informs us, the first part of the journey proved harrowing, grueling and strenuous beyond endurance – most of his men were either driven mad or died, while others, attempting desertion, faced torture or crucifixion. Quotes from The Aleph and Oth The next day, Borges decides to lose the coin.

The obsession drives him to the brink of insanity. Let’s just say life is always bigger than human-made notions of life.

Perhaps I will succeed in wearing away the Zahir by thinking and re-thinking about it; perhaps behind the coin is God. Others will dream that I am mad, while I xleph of the Zahir.

Open Preview See a Problem? Sono storie religiose, orientali, mitologiche, esoteriche, fantastiche ma spesso anche realistiche. Then he went to Europe I read all the books in the world condensed in a few pages, but none of them reflected how I feel about this book in particular.

The Aleph and Other Stories by Jorge Luis Borges

Ci sono tante storie su cui varrebbe la pena soffermarsi: I infinitely prefer when Borges write What is there to say about Jorge Luis Borges that hasn’t been said before?

But I’ll give you the respect you clearly deserve by putting you back in my bookshelf where you sat before, instead of throwing you with the scrapheap in the corner.


Dawn often surprises me upon a bench in the Plaza Garay, thinking or trying to think about that passage in the Asrar Nama where it is said that the Zahir is the shadow of the Rose and the rending of the Veil.

And these questions are compounded if we also think of our bodily existence on planet earth continuing forever, if we became part of the race of the immortals. Years later, Taylor visited the prisons of that kingdom; in the jail at Nithur, the Governor showed him a cell on whose floor, walls and vaulted ceiling a Moslem fakir had designed in fantastic colors, which time, rather than erasing, refined of an infinite tiger.

My brain may be fried, but my soul feels somewhat soothed.

After many days and having finally freed himself from his bonds, Marcus enters the City of the Immortals. I looked at it; there was nothing particularly distinctive about it, except those scratches.

The luks gave her much to think about. In order to lose themselves in God, the Sufis repeat their own name or the ninety-nine names of God until the names mean nothing anymore.