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“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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Refresh and try again. In the beginning of the s a number of his comics were published in magazines of Former Yugoslavia. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The aleph recalls the monad as conceptualized by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizthe 17th-century philosopher and mathematician. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping, or confusion. 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.

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The story traces the theme of infinity found in several of Borges’ other works, such as ” The Book of Sand “. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. He also borhew 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.


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 Bkrhes 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 Dalibor Dado Ivanovic rated it really liked it Feb 19, The descent into the cellar is sometimes compared to Borhed descent into hell.

On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Get to Know Us.

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According to some the story also makes reference to Dante Alighieri ‘s Divine Comedy in the poet Daneri’s name “Dan” from Dante and “eri” from Alighieri and in Beatriz’ name. Trivia About Alef – Science fi Marijan rated it alff was amazing Jun 22, norhes Daneri becomes enraged, explaining to the narrator that he must keep the house in order to finish his poem, because the cellar contains an Aleph which he is using to write the poem. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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In mathematics, aleph numbers denote the cardinality or size of infinite sets. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Donna Jacoby marked it as to-read Jul 30, In Triffidesa three-author anthology, he participated with three novelettes.

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He also brought out from his Znak Sagite imprint, between and lujs, eleven books of Yugoslavian authors seven novels, three collections of short stories and a collection of plays. Severin rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Write a customer review. 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.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This relates to the theme of infinity present in Borges’ story. His new story collection Android’s Premonition marks 25 years of his writing.

The Aleph (short story)

Eddie rated it really liked it Mar 28, lhis Over time, he comes to know her first cousin, Carlos Argentino Daneri, a mediocre poet with a vastly exaggerated view of his own talent who has made it his lifelong quest to write an epic poem that describes every single location on the planet in excruciatingly fine detail. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Left alone in the darkness of the cellar, the narrator begins to fear that Daneri is conspiring to kill him, and then he sees the Aleph for himself:.