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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Mirror of Ink (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Library of Babel (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Artificios (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Congress of the World (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Inquisiciones (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evaristo Carriego (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Universal History of Iniquity (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Universal History of Infamy (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ficciones (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aleph and Other Stories (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extraordinary Tales (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Imaginary Beings (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamtigers (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Personal Anthology (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Labyrinths (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chronicles of Bustos Domecq (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brodie's Report (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aleph (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Sand (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poems (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gold of the Tigers (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Nights (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Fictions (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything and Nothing (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Books (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sonnets (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widow Ching-Pirate (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Borges on Writing (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Writing (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borges in/and/on Film (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borges at Eighty (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Borges (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlas (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations, Volume 1 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations, Volume 2 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations, Volume 3 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Professor Borges (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Total Library (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Argentina (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Mysticism (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perpetual Race of Achilles & the Tortoise (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Anthologies

San Francisco Stories (By:John Miller) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Los Angeles Stories (By:John Miller) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question (With: William Shakespeare,Virginia Woolf,,Leo Tolstoy,Graham Greene,,,,,Gustave Flaubert,,Walker Percy,Albert Camus,Cynthia Ozick,William Styron,Dorothy Parker,Sylvia Plath,Primo Levi,,John Miller) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Orleans Stories (By:John Miller) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicago Stories (By:Stuart Dybek,John Miller) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Southwest Stories (By:D.H. Lawrence,,Barry Gifford,Sandra Cisneros,Larry McMurtry,,Leslie Marmon Silko,,John Miller) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Florida Stories (By:Dave Barry,Elmore Leonard,Ernest Hemingway,John D MacDonald,,Isaac Bashevis Singer,Nathaniel Hawthorne,,Zora Neale Hurston,,Tennessee Williams,Alison Lurie,,,,,Joan Didion,John Miller) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lust: Lascivious Love Stories and Passionate Poems (By:John Miller) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alaska Stories (By:John Miller) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Stories (By:John Miller) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Francisco Thrillers (By:,John Miller) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cape Cod Stories (By:,John Miller) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Magical Realist Fiction(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Mystery(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jorge Luis Borges was a poet, journalist, and author from Argentina best known for his collections of short stories.

The author was born in 1899 in Buenos Aires and would go on to become one of the most prominent literary figures of the twentieth century.

In addition to being the founder of three literary journals, Borges was the author of several volumes of essays, poems, and a biography.

The author was born to a notable Buenos Aires family that traced their roots to the British Isles. Given the background of his parents, Jorge would learn English before he even spoke Spanish.

Right from when he was still very little, he began taking books out of his father’s library. It was at this time that he made the decision to pursue a career in literature.

In 1914, Borges went to the Collge de Genve in Geneve, where he got his bachelor’s degree. Thereafter, he moved to Majorca and then to Spain where he would become a member of the Ultraist movement before he went back to Buenos Aires in 1921.

Upon moving back to Buenos Aires, Jorge Luis Borges was enraptured by its beauty and soon had a newfound vision. The author would then start penning poems regaling readers with the positive attributes of the city.

He published “Fervor de Buenos Aires,” his first collection in 1923. He would then publish several other volumes of essays, poems, and an Evaristo Carriego biography.

Borges would then pivot to fiction writing and in 1935 he published “Historia universal del al Infamia.” Three years later, he was appointed to a senior position at the Buenos Aires public library, where he spent nearly a decade.

In 1938, Borges lost his father and also had a severe head injury that resulted in blood poisoning and also affected his speech. The author would battle his condition for eight more years before he died in Geneva Switzerland in 1986.
During that time, he penned some of his best-known stories including the 1944 published “Ficciones.” Borges also penned some detective stories entitled “Seis problemas para Don Isidro Parodi” on which he collaborated with H. Bustos Domecq.

During the Second World War, Jorge Luis Borges indicated that he was supporting the Allies and Juan Peron who was then Argentina’s dictator president dismissed him from his job at the library.

After he was fired, he turned to writing, lecturing, and editing and in 1952 he published “Otras inquisiciones” which has to be his best volume of essays.

Upon the overthrow of Peron in 1955, Borges was appointed national library director which was a great honor. He would also be employed as a professor of American and English literature at the University of Buenos Aires.

During this time, he had an eye condition that ultimately resulted in total blindness. This meant that he had to dictate his creations to friends, secretaries, and his mother.

Some of his works from this period include “El libro de arena” which he published in 1975 and “El Hacedor’ which came out in 1960.

In 1961, he was the winner of the Formentor Prize alongside Samuel Beckett. This is an international award that is given to authors with exceptional unpublished manuscripts.

Borges has become a critically acclaimed author whose contributions to 20th-century world literature have been deemed indispensable.

Jorge Borges Luis’s work “Ficciones” is a brilliant collection that explored man’s mind and made a glorious maze of it. It is a maze that is built of mazes connecting and opening into each other, looping back and circling around.
It is an infinity of mazes as large as one could imagine, and small as the smallest can be. It is a maze with some refined and delicate architecture that showcases the wry writ that Borges has become known for in every turn and twist.
The author’s maze is a gentle mockery but also an empathetic work that places itself in the place of the self-denying, the self-absorbed, and self-important.

Borges shows his deep understanding of man’s foibles and this maze provides various commentaries on some dark things lurking underneath what seems to be an amiable surface.
The work is more than the cleverly constructed playground of an academician that comes with some prickly thorns.

There is anger under the playful games and charms, anger at the futility of certain behaviors and the systems of man, and also at government machinery.
It is also a work filled with sadness at the machinations of fate and at the thought of people who take such mazes to be something of home.

Jorge Luis Borges’ work “The Aleph and Other Stories” sees the author staying faithful to his magic and style.

In this work, he transports readers to extraordinary places where they discover fabulous stories and things as he builds labyrinths to be explored.

From the new detective to the new metaphysics, to the mythological but philosophical tale, the author asserts that we often have to lose ourselves to gain a better understanding and become more intelligent.
For Borges Luis who has always loved reading, everything has its roots in universal literature as much of his work harks back to historical fiction such as Homer.
Every being has a mythological or literary double and in these short stories, the author does not write at random.

Borges takes his time combining his thirst for discovery and knowledge as he pursues the search for the ultimate, the absolute, and the whole.

In doing this he brings together the objects, the places, and experiences of the universe thus summing up the mystery of existence.

For Luis, the world can sometimes be an impossible-to-understand labyrinth in which every secret has to be extracted with pain or force.

“Labyrinths” by Jorge Luis Borges is a collection of essays, short stories, and other literary works.

Borges writes but he is more than a writer as he is part bibliognost, chimaera, part historian, part philosopher, and part academic.

He makes use of his vast accumulated knowledge and creates some incredible meta-fiction work that has a very authentic feel.

Jorge Luis bends orthodoxy, axioms, and thought in his readers as he asks people to submit to his mind.

In doing this, he evokes a beautiful echo of the past, and the wisdom and beauty of his stories might appear vastly spread in scope and theme yet create a cohesive masterpiece.

It spotlights the mind of human beings as something of a labyrinth of those that that have been, those before us and those that might have been, and ultimately those whose names have been etched in the annals of history.

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