The Book of Fantasy

The Book of Fantasy

Jorge Luis Borges

Language: English

Pages: 0

ISBN: 0881846562

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Book of Fantasy

Jorge Luis Borges

Language: English

Pages: 0

ISBN: 0881846562

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A collection of fantasy stories which includes stories by James Joyce, Lewis Carroll, Ursula Leguin, Ray Bradbury, Oscar Wilde J.G Ballard, Franz Kafka.....

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in his power?You sawhim touch me, didn't you?There'san end of it. I've no will, I'm sealed.' I madea gestureof despair.He went on repeatingthe word 'sealed'.I began to realizethat the wine had cloudedhis brain. No wonder!Foodlesshe had gone into futurity, foodlesshe still was. I urged him to eat at any rate somebread. It was maddeningto think that he, who had so much to tell, might tell nothing. 'How wasit allr'I asked,'yonder?come! Tell me your adventures.' 'They'd make first-rate "copy",

grip on reality. In fact it had been I building up for years(he suddenlyrealized)-without his caring,without his giving it a thought. Perhapshe hadn't evenbeenawareof it. Now the grey film had thickenedto a crust, a stockingcap stretchedover and encasinghis arms,a saggingtent-like umbrella dimming out the outsideworld. The handsof his wristwatchflamed, and he no longerknew on which side his hair was parted: the mirror said the right, his hand the left. In the paper he read about a Frenchmanwho

from his soul than suchspeculations.Thesebelong in their entirety to the historian of this episode,who, like all historians,blends in his reflectionsthe past and the present,the real and the possible,what was, what might have been and what should have been. The Philosophy of History basicallyconsistsof that constant anachronism which twists with the imagination,in everysense,the inflexible determinismof facts. Tlte dandy and socialorder Juan Pedro Reartecouldn't think, or even vaguelyfeel, any of

possibilityof seeingit die oneday asa but it was not only the fear of losing his result of the slightest carelessness; beloved'sgift. Talking with Her, worried just like all thosewho arepassionate, the more so when that passionis flagging, it becamean obsessionthat there was an intertwining of destiniesof the life of the plant and their lives, or that of their love. It was Shewho one day cameto tell him that the clover wasthe symbol of life of their love. They beganto fear that the little plant

faithfully described,were what we choose to call a realeventand a flamethat would scorchthe finger, or only a phosphoric radianceand a parableof my own brain. Endingfor a GhostStory I. A. Ireland,,Englishsaaantbornin Hanlq in 1871^. He claimeddescent from theinfamous impostorWilliam H. Ireland, wln had inoentedan ancestor,rViliam Henrye lrlaunde, to whomShakespeare had allegedlybequeathed hismanuscipx.He pubtishedA Brief History of Nightmares(/,899),SpanishLiterature(19ll), The Tenth Book of

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