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Acercamiento a Almotásim, El. Borges story-essay, a review of Mir Bahadur Ali’s Approach to Al-Mu’tasim. Borges Index: Prólogo, Historia de la eternidad, OC. El acercamiento a Almotásim, which is mostly translated to English as “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, was the first short story that Borges. Title: El acercamiento a Almotásim Title Record # Author: Jorge Luis German, Der Weg zu Almotásim , Romanian, Apropierea de Almotásim.

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From these experiences, he infers the existence of a perfect manwhom he calls Al-Mu’tasim. Lists with This Book.

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Agustina added it Feb 08, Inna rated it it was amazing Feb 08, El acercamiento a Almo Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan Prepadnik rated it it was ok Jul 21, Published first published Borges’s mixing of the fictional eel the real, which Jaime Alazraki calls a “Borgesian device,” both imparts a real feeling to the fictional, and an unreal feeling to the real.

The narrator then summarizes the plot of the novel. Open Preview See a Problem? The reviewer gives a history of the book, first describing the success of the first edition, the publishing of the second edition by a respected publisher in London, and the positive and negative reception given to it by critics. Views Read Edit View history. Borges states that though both books have been popular, the first had an original printing of 4, copies and was never reprinted, while the second is by far the better known, having been reprinted several times and translated into EnglishFrenchand German.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Psychedelic rock band Blaak Heat named their album, Shifting Mirrors, after the subtitle of Bahadur’s fictional book mentioned in the short story. Borges was fluent in several languages.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Obsessed with meeting Al-Mu’tasim, the student goes on a pilgrimage through Hindustan to find him.

He then begins a journey across the subcontinent the geography of which Borges describes in detailinteracting with untouchables along the way. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

John rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. A Study of the Short Fiction. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He flees to a tower where he meets a robber of Parsee corpses collecting gold teeth. Nov 28, Dmitry Butsenets rated it it was ok.

The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim

Return to Book Page. His narrative is uncertain and inconstant. Michael Wong rated it it was ok Aug 31, Trivia About El acercamiento a Critical Essays on Jorge Luis Borges. Naomi Lindstrom describes the reviewer of the detective story as “a typical Borges narrator”.


Ursula added it Sep 21, Juan Luis added it Nov 29, Retrieved from ” https: He meets a man who, though destitute, is happy and spiritual. Books by Jorge Luis Borges. The reviewer then gives his criticisms of the work. Borges described his story as “both a hoax and a pseudo-essay.

He becomes involved in a sectarian riot in which he impulsively kills a Hindu, after which he becomes an outcast among the lower classes of India. Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain. Refresh and try again. Historia de la eternidad Ficciones Nathana Tila marked it as to-read Aug 09, His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe. The book ends at this point. Short stories by Acercamientoo Luis Borges short stories.

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