“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 Aleph (short story)

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On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. The story traces the theme of infinity found in several of Borges’ other works, such as ” The Book of Sand “.

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This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat Donna Jacoby marked it as to-read Jul 30, This article needs additional citations for verification. 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 sanity.

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Mbgile marked it as to-read Dec 17, Write a customer review. As an editor, he made his greatest impact through Dark Vilayet, a series of four voluminous anthologies of Yugoslav authors, as well as the Anthology of Alternative Serbian Fantasy The descent into the cellar is sometimes compared to Dante’s descent into hell.

Maggie marked it as to-read Aug 04, Marijan rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Severin rated it it was amazing Oct 11, 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 To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Just as Borges’ aleph registers the traces of everything else in the universe, so Leibniz’ monad is a mirror onto every other object of the world. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 of the countryside, and these will provide him the true peace of mind that he needs to complete his poem.


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 to 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 given time.

To ask other readers questions about Alef – Science fiction magazin broj 1please sign up. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Later in the story, a business on the same street attempts to tear down Daneri’s house in the course of its expansion.


Each thing a mirror’s face, luid us say was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. His new story collection Android’s Premonition marks 25 years of his writing.

Michael Joseph Schumann marked it as to-read Nov 05, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? First published in Septemberit was reprinted in the short story collection, The Aleph and Other Storiesinand revised by the author in Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. M marked it as to-read Jun 30, Explore the Home Gift Guide.