Norwalk: The Easton Press, 1990.
Leather_bound. 8 3/4" X 5 3/4". 174pp. Bound in full genuine blue leather, stamped in 22kt gilt to both boards, with blue silk moire endpapers and matching silk ribbon placemarker. All edges gilt. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Page of collector's notes laid in. A clean, handsome copy of this classic work by Jorge Luis Borges.
The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges’s genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal’s abyss, the surreal and literal labyrinth of books, and the iconography of eternal return. To enter the worlds in Ficciones is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges, wherein lies Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.(Publisher). Very good +. Item #8225