“The Aleph” is a short story by the Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. First published in September , it was reprinted in the short story collection. Buy ALEF by HORHE LUIS BORHES (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Buy Complex Logos/Signs/Badges by on GraphicRiver. 10 retro/vintage style logos/signs/badges perfect to use as logos, buttons or as promotion graphics for .

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The story traces the theme of infinity found in several of Borges’ other works, such as ” The Book of Sand “. Stanica Hoksbil Filip Kirval: Though staggered by the experience of seeing the Aleph, the narrator pretends to have seen nothing in order to get revenge on Daneri, whom he dislikes, by giving Daneri a reason to doubt his own luos.

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Later in the story, a business on the same street attempts to tear down Daneri’s house in the course of its expansion. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In a postscript to the story, Borges explains that Daneri’s house was ultimately demolished, but that Daneri himself won second place for the Argentine National Prize for Literature. This was followed by over forty other stories and novelettes in various magazines and anthologies, as well as four novels: Refresh and try again.

Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping, or confusion.

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At the beginning of the story, he is mourning the recent death of a woman whom he loved, named Beatriz Viterbo, and resolves to stop by the house of her family to pay his respects. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He also states his belief that the Aleph in Daneri’s house was not the only one that exists, based on a report he has discovered, written by “Captain Burton” Richard Francis Burton when he was British consul in Brazildescribing the Mosque of Amr in Cairowithin which there is said luiis be a stone pillar that contains the entire universe; although this Aleph cannot be seen, it is said that those who put their ear to the pillar can hear a continuous hum that symbolises all the concurrent noises of the universe heard at any borhse time.


M marked it as to-read Jun 30, As in many of Borges’ short stories, the protagonist is a fictionalized version of the author. Jorge Luis Borges wrote in his commentaries vorhes felt honored by the idea that this coincidence was put in on purpose and did deny the idea that he made a conscious reference to the poem. Its esoteric meaning in Judaic Kabbalah, as denoted in the theological treatise Bahirrelates to the origin of the universe, the “primordial one that contains all numbers.

In the beginning of the s a number of his comics were published in magazines of Former Yugoslavia. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Paperbackpages. Other borhhes in the series. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In mathematics, aleph numbers denote the cardinality or size of infinite sets. Want to Read saving….

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He’s been active in the Yugoslavian literary scene ever sincewhen his first science fiction story was published. Each thing a mirror’s face, let us say was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe.

He then takes his leave of Daneri and exits lujs house. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth it was London ; I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I’d seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand First published in Septemberit was reprinted in the short story collection, The Aleph and Other Storiesinand revised by the author in January Learn how and when to remove this template message.


He also brought out from his Znak Sagite imprint, between andeleven books of Yugoslavian authors seven novels, three collections of short stories and a collection of plays. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Though by alec he believes Daneri to be quite insane, the narrator proposes without waiting for an answer to come to the house and see the Aleph for himself. The narrator tells Daneri that he has lived too long amongst the noise and bustle of the city and spent too much time in the dark and enclosed space of his cellar, and assures him that what he truly needs are the wide open spaces and fresh air borbes the countryside, and these will provide him the true peace of mind that he needs to complete his poem.

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