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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Vitali added it Sep 21, His narrative is uncertain and inconstant. On his return to Argentina inBorges began publishing his poems and essays in Surrealist literary journals.

Title: El acercamiento a Almotásim

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 28, Dmitry Butsenets rated it acwrcamiento was ok. Agustina added it Feb 08, Juan Luis added it Nov 29, Want to Read saving….

He was a target of political persecution during the Peron regime, and supported alnotsim military juntas that overthrew it. A Study of the Short Fiction. Naomi Lindstrom describes the reviewer of the detective story as “a typical Borges narrator”. Historia de la eternidad Ficciones Refresh and try again.


Inhis family moved to Switzerland where he attended school and traveled to Spain.

El acercamiento a Almotásim

The student encounters many such people radiating a small amount of this spiritual clarity. Borges was fluent in several languages. The main story and the poem summarized in the footnote share a theme. No trivia or quizzes yet.

almotsik Aajma Manoj added it Jun 06, Due to a hereditary condition, Borges became blind in his late fifties. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Versos Incoherentes rated it really liked it Apr 07, Written in”The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim” was first published as an essay in Borges’s philosophical essay dl, A History of Eternity Historia de la eternidad. Return to Book Page. Borges described his story as “both a hoax and a pseudo-essay.

Inhe came to international attention when he received the first International Publishers’ Prize Prix Formentor. Psychedelic rock band Blaak Heat named their album, Shifting Mirrors, after the subtitle of Bahadur’s fictional book mentioned s the short story. He eventually hears the voice of the Al-Mu’tasim resounding from a hut.

Coetzee said of Borges: Published first published He pulls back the curtain and goes in. The reviewer gives a history of dl 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.


Acercamiento a Almotásim, El

Borges’s use of an allegory to shed light on a detective story shows his use of religious doctrines for aesthetic value. Al-Mu’tasim means “he who goes in quest of aid” or “the seeker of shelter”.

Jan Prepadnik rated it it was ok Jul 21, The second has often been criticized for poor writing and for its obvious allegory to the quest of finding God. Ursula added it Sep 21, His confusion serves to emphasize the incomprehension of the main character of the fictitious book as he goes on his pilgrimage. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He also worked as a librarian and public lecturer. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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