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  • Title: The Widow Ching-Pirate
  • Author: Jorge Luis Borges
  • ISBN: 9780141195810
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback

  • Borges became famous as a writer of short stories that contained new realities elaborately conceived, ingenious and gamesome pr cis of impossible worlds or imaginary books In these five stories there is danger on the high seas, an ungracious teacher of etiquette and an encyclopedia of an unknown planet and Borges s unique imagination and intellect play throughout.
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges Spanish pronunciation xo xe lwis bo xes , was an Argentine writer and poet born in Buenos Aires In 1914, his family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain On his return to Argentina in 1921, Borges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer Borges was fluent in several languages He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime and supported the military juntas that overthrew it.Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties In 1955, he was appointed director of the National Public Library Biblioteca Nacional and professor of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires In 1961, he came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers Prize Prix Formentor His work was translated and published widely in the United States and in Europe He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1986.J M Coetzee said of Borges He, than anyone, renovated the language of fiction and thus opened the way to a remarkable generation of Spanish American novelists.


    Commentaires:

    Mark JEaston
    There's always an inherent danger in reading Borges as his short fiction carries with it an intrinsic risk of exploding, each story being an impenetrable and enigmatic mass of chaos plucked from the depths of his cavernous imagination and bound in heavy and endless threads of language.This short collection of five stories is no exception. Covering a range of themes-including piracy, thuggery, Japanese etiquette, false knowledge, and unoriginality of art-each story has, at its heart, a brilliant [...]

    Brian
    Borges makes me wish I had a set of encyclopedias. When I read his short stories I believe what he is saying is the truth. It is the truth. What would Borges have thought of google? Bullshit!!! That's what he would of thought. Any Tlön would tell you that the Internet and anything posted on it is nothing but words written in a past that no longer exists. I love Borges. He teaches me things no one taught me in school. He taught me that life is now and only now. And there are many of my lives coe [...]

    Anna
    This is the perfect little book to have in your bag just in case, for example, you have to wait 25 minutes at the dentist. It weighs virtually nothing and contains five stories by Borges, of the invented historical and literary anecdote type. Each is beautifully crafted, but my favourite is 'Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius', which I've read before in another collection. It's an account of an imaginary simulacrum of a world that proves more fascinating than the real one. As with most Borges stories, [...]

    Robert
    Some of it very interesting, the rest of it either went completely over my head or quite dull. Not smart enough to tell which.

    Enrique
    I love Borges' short stories and these ones are also very good. Specially the third one. They are a good introduction to Borges world. And if you enjoy these 5 stories I would recommend you the complete short stories book.

    Cristina Chițu
    Be cruel, be just, be obeyed, be victoriousuth, whose mother is history Fame is a form- perhaps the worst form- of incomprehension.

    Eva Amsen
    The last two stories were by far my favourite, especially the one about the man who dedicated his life to writing "the" Quixote. (Essentially, plagiarising, but in the most convoluted way!)

    Irwan
    Nerdy. Surprisingly entertaining read for seemingly pointless stories.

    The Idle Woman
    One of the Penguin Mini Modern Classics series, this is like a little collection of curios - five stories displaying different aspects of Borges's writing. Fittingly, there are examples of fantasy recounted with the gravity of history, and history told with the elaboration of fantasy. Three studies focus on lesser-known figures from history: the 'doughty' Widow Ching, who ran a formidable pirate fleet in the seas around China; the New York gang boss Monk Eastman, with his unexpected affection fo [...]

    Ronan
    Amazing and pointless. Borges writes somewhere in this little book that every purely intellectual exercise is ultimately pointless. He also writes about how wonderful it is that a particular writer can excel at espousing the exact opposite of his own point of view, and thus not offend the target of his criticism because they're both in on the joke (=profoundly ridiculous). One short story is about an author who tries to write Don Quixote 300 years later. but exactly the same (!). He destroys all [...]

    Peter Dunn
    I acquired this as part of the Penguin Mini Modern Classics 50-volume box set. Sadly as I write this I can see that this out of print box set is only now available via at a huge prize so don’t bother looking for it, but do watch out for future similar efforts by Penguin.It is a great way of pushing you to read outside one’s comfort zone as you feel obliged to read them all as you have bought them and their small size means they take hardly any time to read. Each one I've read in the collect [...]

    Ryan
    This was my first reading of Borges, and while I was pleasantly surprised by how creative and amusing some of the stories are, I haven't yet figured out how to approach his work in general. Clearly there's are larger significance within the fabric of his extremely short fictions, but without looking at more of his work its hard for me to put the ideas together. It's ironic that I need to read much more of his work to understand the stories here, because otherwise the variety covered is perfect f [...]

    The Book
    Overall, not my favourite collection of stories by Borges. I usually find that I enjoy the concepts in his stories but on occasion the language and style gets in the way of my enjoyment of them. I find his fist person narrative style overly fussy in Pierre Menard for example, and didn't want to finish reading it. Then again, I enjoyed The Uncivil Teacher () which has a different, calmer narrative style.

    Ruth Brumby
    Fascinating writing. I knew about the female pirates, so I knew that first story was accurate, even unadventurously so. Then gradually I moved to Tlon, real or unreal? An enthralling comment on times and thought, making me want to research people who may not actually exist. Andrew Hurley's writing is great; I don't know how his translation compares with the original, but his word choices are excellent.

    Jacqui
    Memorable QuotesThe Widow Ching-Pirate“Be cruel, be just, be obeyed, be victorious.”Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius“…the present is undefined and indefinite, the future has no reality except as present hope, and the past has no reality except as present recollection"“…while we sleep here, we are awake somewhere else, so that every man is in fact two men.”

    Claudia
    Now this was a highly satisfying short story. This author seems to be able to mix excellent story telling with great cultural awareness. His technique is second to none. You must read for yourself because if I keep on writing about this amazing Chinese story -that both saddens and is rather joyful- I run a risk of writing a larger review than the story. Read it. It's outstanding. 4 stars

    Steven Pilling
    this made me realise that when it comes to fiction I'm not as clever as I think I am. parts were good but most floated past my head leaving only bafflement. borges has a beautiful turn of phrase some humour and well I think this collection fits my view of jazz in that the creator enjoyed it way more than the reader.

    Alexandria
    A collection of 5 short stories from 1939 and 1944. I especially enjoyed "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" and "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote". Borges is, as always, simultaneously playful and thought-provoking in his ideas and prose.

    Marion Honey
    The story concepts were too dense for me. I always felt like I was reading to finish rather reading for enjoyment. The writing wasn't bad; it just wasn't for me. Guess I'll be staying away from this dude.

    Runa
    I'm a huge admirer of Borges, but I wasn't fully convinced by the first three stories in this little book - they're good, of course, but - I felt - not up to the insanely high standards that his fiction sets for itself. On the other hand, Tlon and Pierre Menard are, as always, perfect.

    Chris Wright
    Clever philosophy and social commentary in an unusual short story format. Well crafted is the phrase which springs to mind.

    Dave
    Enjoyable sampling of Borges' works. The story ""Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" almost has some Lovecraftian moments, with its discussion of secret otherworldly cults and undiscovered books.

    Alix
    I tend to really like Borges in general, but I didn't particularly like any of the stories in this collection. Would definitely not read again.

    Cassandra
    The stories of "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" and "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote" are both so original and mind-bending they are a joy to read. I love the depth and frugality of Borges.

    John
    It makes me want to read more Borges, which is surely the point.

    Johan Radzi
    borges, lu memang kerennn!

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