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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He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. 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.

Jan Prepadnik rated it it was ok Jul 21, acercamento 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. He pulls back the curtain and goes in. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A long footnote at the end of the review summarises The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attarin which a group of birds seek a feather dropped in the middle of China by Simurghthe bird king.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He meets a man who, though destitute, is happy and spiritual. Naomi Lindstrom describes the reviewer of the detective story as “a typical Borges narrator”.

Borges described his story as “both a hoax and a pseudo-essay. Open Preview See a Problem?


El acercamiento a Almotásim

The student encounters many such people radiating a small amount of this spiritual clarity. Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. No trivia or quizzes yet. Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Aajma Manoj added it Jun 06, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He then begins a journey across the subcontinent the geography of which Borges describes in detail almotwim, interacting with untouchables along the way.

On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals. Refresh and try again.

The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim

He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. Paperback7 pages. Return to Book Page. Borges’s use of an allegory to shed light almotsum a detective story shows his use of religious doctrines for aesthetic value. Krix marked it as to-read Mar eo, He flees to a tower where he meets a robber of Parsee corpses collecting gold teeth. About Jorge Luis Borges.

Obsessed with meeting Al-Mu’tasim, the student goes on a pilgrimage through Hindustan to find him.

El acercamiento a Almotásim by Jorge Luis Borges

Nov 28, Dmitry Butsenets rated it it was ok. Vitali added it Sep 21, The reviewer then gives his criticisms of the work. Want to Read saving…. 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.


This page was last edited on 21 Mayat Borges’s mixing of the fictional and the real, which Jaime Alazraki calls a “Borgesian device,” both imparts a real feeling to the fictional, and an unreal feeling to the real. Juan Luis added it Nov 29, Nathana Tila marked it as to-read Aug 09, A Study of the Short Fiction. The book is a detective story about a freethinking Bombay law student of Islamic background.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His narrative is uncertain and inconstant. Coetzee said of Borges: John rated it it was amazing Feb 07, El acercamiento a Almo Lists with This Book. Inna rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Thirty birds reach the mountain of Simurgh and there they find through contemplation that they themselves are the Simurgh. He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Published first published Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Ursula added it Sep 21, Borges was fluent in several languages. He eventually hears the voice of the Al-Mu’tasim resounding from a hut.

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