Acercamiento a Almotásim, El. Borges story-essay, a review of Mir Bahadur Ali’s Approach to Al-Mu’tasim. Borges Index: Prólogo, Historia de la eternidad, OC. El acercamiento a Almotásim, which is mostly translated to English as “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, was the first short story that Borges. Title: El acercamiento a Almotásim Title Record # Author: Jorge Luis German, Der Weg zu Almotásim , Romanian, Apropierea de Almotásim.

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The main story and the poem summarized in the footnote share a theme. Agustina added it Feb 08, The reviewer then gives his criticisms of the work.

The reviewer gives a history of the book, first describing the success of the first edition, the publishing of the second edition by a respected publisher in London, and the positive and negative reception given to it by critics. He also worked acercajiento a librarian and public lecturer.

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Borges’s mixing of acercamoento fictional and the real, which Jaime Alazraki calls a “Borgesian device,” both imparts a real feeling to the fictional, and an unreal feeling aalmotsim the real. Want to Read saving…. A long footnote at the end of the review summarises The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attarin which a group of birds seek a feather dropped in the middle of China by Simurghthe bird king.

Borges states that though both books have been popular, the first had an original printing of 4, copies and was never reprinted, while the second is by far the better known, having been reprinted several times and translated into English acerfamiento, Frenchand German.


Juan Luis added it Nov 29, He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported the military juntas that overthrew it. The student encounters many such people radiating a small amount of this spiritual clarity. Views Read Edit View history. Vitali added it Sep 21, Inalmotsin family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.

Acercamiento a Almotásim, El

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Psychedelic rock band Blaak Heat named their acerczmiento, Shifting Mirrors, after the subtitle of Bahadur’s fictional book mentioned in the short story. He becomes involved in a sectarian riot in which he impulsively kills a Hindu, after which he becomes an outcast among the lower classes of India.

The second has often been criticized for poor writing and for its obvious allegory to the quest of finding God.

He eventually hears the voice of the Al-Mu’tasim resounding from a hut. Historia de la eternidad Ficciones John rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

El acercamiento a Almotásim

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He then begins a journey across the subcontinent the geography of acercamienyo Borges describes in detailinteracting with untouchables along the way. In his autobiographical essay, Borges writes that when “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” was first published, the people who read it “took it at face value, and one of my friends even ordered a copy from London. Written by Mir Bahadur Ali, an Almotsi, lawyer, and published inthe second edition is described by the narrator as inferior to the first edition, published in He died in Geneva, Switzerland, in Return to Book Page.


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In his autobiographical essay, Borges wrote about “The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim”, “it now seems to me to foreshadow and even to set the almoteim for those tales that were somehow awaiting me, and upon which my reputation as a storyteller was to be based. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published first published Open Preview See a Problem?

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He meets a man who, though destitute, is happy and spiritual. Naomi Lindstrom describes the reviewer of the detective story as “a typical Borges narrator”.