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by Jorge Luis Borges

Free eBook Doctor Brodie's report download ISBN: 0140040579
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (1976)
Language: English
Pages: 106
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Borges continued to publish books, among them El libro de los seres imaginarios (Book of Imaginary Beings, 1967, co-written with Margarita Guerrero), El informe de Brodie (Dr. Brodie's Report, 1970), and El libro de arena (The Book of Sand, 1975)

Doctor Brodie's Report": This strange, amorphous non-story contains the quote found in the "Epigraph" of the previous book .

Doctor Brodie's Report": This strange, amorphous non-story contains the quote found in the "Epigraph" of the previous book: "Only too well do I know the Yahoos to be a barbarous nation, perhaps the most barbarous to be found upon the face of the earth, but it would be unjust to overlook certain traits which redeem them. Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo, usually referred to as Jorge Luis Borges (Spanish pronunciation: ), 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.

Doctor Brodie's Report (1970) consists of only eleven stories .

Jorge Luis Borges Doctor Brodie's Report Penguin Twentieth Century Classics Series Twentieth Century Classics S. Автор.

Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1899, Jorge Borges was educated by an English governess and later studied in Europe. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he helped to found several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library. Doctor Brodie's Report Penguin Twentieth Century Classics Series Twentieth Century Classics S. 0140180273, 9780140180275.

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A compilation of Borges short fiction utilizing the translations of Norman Thomas di Giovanni whenever possible. Includes works from: The Aleph & Other Stories A History of Infamy The Book of Sand In Praise of Darkness Doctor Brodie's Report The Garden of Branching Paths Labyrinths The Book of Imaginary Beings.

Jorge Luis Borges came from a notable Argentine family that included British ancestry. His father was a versatile intellectual whose library was full of English books that Borges read growing up. This early introduction to literature started him on a path toward a literary career. His later collections of stories include El informe de Brodie (1970; Doctor Brodie’s Report), which deals with revenge, murder, and horror, and El libro de arena (1975; The Book of Sand), both of which are allegories combining the simplicity of a folk storyteller with the complex vision of a man who has explored the labyrinths of his own. being to its core.

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Immediately download the Doctor Brodie's Report summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Doctor Brodie's Report. Doctor Brodie's Report Summary & Study Guide. Doctor Brodie's Report Summary. This set of stories differs from earlier anthologies in its thematic focus. There is less emphasis on the abstract and metaphysical in favor of the ironic and the unexpected.

Doctor Brodie's Report : Including the Prose Fiction from in Praise of Darkness. Written in the 1960s, these eleven stories examine the effects of the unbearable, the sinister, and the inevitable as those forces alter the courses of several lives. by Jorge Luis Borges.

ulaştıran Jorge Luis Borges’ten 18 kısa hikaye ve Andre Maurois’in Borges sunusu. Doctor Brodie's Report. 171 Pages·2013·512 KB·14 Downloads. of Rosenroth's Kabbala. Sonsuz Gül - Jorge Luis Borges. some forty pieces drawn from various of his books published over the years. magazine, radio Labyrinths by Jorge. Jorge luis borges obras completas. 71 MB·532 Downloads·Spanish. Yo proseguí un poco perdido: - Madre está sana y. cruza el paraíso y le dan como prueba una flor Jorge.

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This is not a casual book, one you can simply read in passing while waiting for a train. Sit down in a quiet place with good lighting and a drink. The stories contained will require your full attention, and you will be changed forever.
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I can only imagine the trouble the author caused over a lifetime, but, if I had to liken it to anything, I'd have to say he puts the "World's Most Interesting Man," from the commercials, to shame...
Welcome to the many universes of Jorge Luis Borges. The stories in this collection, Doctor Brodie's Report, were written in Spanish and then translated into English in close collaboration with Norman Thomas de Giovanni, closing the usually gap between writing and translating, the writing and translating occurring simultaneously, or, more exactly, what Borges cites in the forward as "more or less simultaneous."

This is a good book of Borges to start with, since the stories are written in an accessible, straightforward way. I read this book thirty years ago and decided to go back and reread these tales with attention and care so their storylines and key images would press themselves permanently into my memory. As it turned out, this was a thoroughly rewarding experience. Borges shows us how one event or encounter can be a decisive turning point in our lives. Frequently we are under the impression we can define who we are and people and objects around us as singular and fixed, but, for Borges, we humans are each an entire universe, and what appears to be a simple object can have a rich history and life far outliving any being made of flesh and blood.

In the first story, The Gospel According to Mark, we meet Baltasar Espinosa, a medical student with an unlimited kindness and capacity for public speaking, a young man who didn't like arguing, preferring rather having his listener right and who was fascinated by the probabilities of chance in games but was a bad player himself since games gave him no pleasure in winning. Borges writes how Baltasar (his name is also the name of one of the three wise men) has a wide, undirected intelligence and is not lacking in spirit. What happens to this medical student when he stays on a ranch with his textbooks, grows a beard, and reads the Gospel of Mark at the dinner table? How wise is he when he answers the father's questions about hell and how Christ let himself be killed? I wouldn't want to spoil the story by revealing the ending, but let me simply say that Baltasar's last name, Espinosa, means `crown of thorns.'

With The Unworthy Friend Borges tells us our image of a city is always slightly out of date. How many cities exist that you call a city? I myself have a mental picture of New York City, a city I have visited dozens of times, but how accurate is my picture? Indeed, every time I return from a visit my picture changes. Borges plays with moving memories in this story told in first person but first person one step removed, that is, the narrator gives us the story told to him in a Buenos Aires book shop, a story where the narrator is told "Friendship is no less a mystery than love or any other aspect of this confusion we call life." How mysterious and how deep? Mysterious and deep enough to be the abiding memory of youth for an old man.

I have read a number of books on indigenous tribes people by cultural anthropologies such as Raymond Firth and Colin Turnbull, but I have never encountered a study quite like the one in the last story in this collection, Doctor Brodie's Report. In this nine page story, the good doctor's report tells us the Yahoo have no vowels, no real memory, no number greater than four, no notion of fatherhood, and a god that is "a blind, mutilated, stunted being . . ." Like all the stories in this collection, Doctor Brodie's Report is remarkable and unforgettable. Borges is absolutely my favorite story teller and this collection is one of my very favorites.
The Borges I first encountered was the intellectual lecturer and essayist of Seven Nights. Later I marveled at his mystical, fantastical short stories found in Labyrinths, Ficciones, and The Aleph. The scholarly researcher was most clearly revealed by The Book of Imaginary Beings, and the poet by Dreamtigers. Now with this short collection, Doctor Brodie's Report, I have discovered yet another dimension of the remarkable Borges.

These short stories are more pragmatic, more straight-forwardly constructed, and more journalistic in their structure than his earlier imaginative stories on which his reputation is largely founded. In many cases these later tales involve some violence. Rivalries and duels, historical military accounts, and seamy slums are found in these works by the more realistic Borges. However, two stories - The Gospel According to Mark and the title story, Doctor Brodie's Report - are more imaginative, and thus classically Borgesian in their outlook.

Doctor Brodie's Report (1970) consists of only eleven stories:

The Intruder (1966) - a rivalry between brothers, The Meeting (1969) - a duel manipulated by the weapons themselves, Rosendo's Tale (1969) - a duel avoided, Doctor Brodie's Report (1970) - classic Borgesian imagination, The Duel (1970) - aristocratic, artistic rivalry, The Elder Lady (1970) - a disturbing biographical account, The End of the Duel (1970) - an actual event unbelievable as fiction, The Gospel According to Mark (1970) - a shocking story of forgiveness, Guayaquil (1970) - old rivalries surface in unexpected setting, Juan Murana (1970) - cherished love leads to fatal violence, and The Unworthy Friend (1970) - an account of betrayal, perhaps biographical.

Borges - in collaboration with Norman Thomas di Giovanni - translated these stories into English more or less simultaneously as they were written. I was familiar with The Intruder and Rosendo's Tale from The Aleph and Other Stories, 1933-1969. The others were entirely new to me. All stories are quite exceptional.

It is difficult to give less than five stars to Borges, but fairness requires an occasional four stars, if only to separate the truly superb Borges from simply exceptional Borges.

My copy is a 1978 softcover reprint edition by E. P. Dutton publishers (ISBN 0-525-47541-9). It contains a short Forward and the Preface to the First Edition (1970).
Hooray! Here is Borges as accessible as I have read him. While I certainly enjoyed Labyrinths and others of his essays, I preferred Doctor Brodie's Report. The writing is tauter and the insights are less buried--each piece here has a fairly straight-forward point, even if the reader arrives there only after several Borgesian twists and transmogrifications.

The first story in the collection is especially poignant, as it satirizes the quest for a Christ-like life. Revealing us to ourselves is one of the themes he expresses best here. Other political themes recur as well, and despite being a little depressing (he hardly wrote during the best of times), it is impossible not to laugh.

In fact, maybe this book is Borges for the masses. So be it! It's fun, it's a great introduction, and it will whet appetites for more of his puzzles. Super-readers can move on to other weirdoes, like Donald Barthelme.